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CHFD498 - Senior Seminar in Child and Family Development

Course Details

Course Code: CHFD498 Course ID: 3708 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course covers major issues within the field of child and family development. Historical underpinnings of theory and practice, factors influencing family function and dysfunction across the lifespan, family education and guidance, law and public policy related to children and families, family resource management, and ethical and professional issues confronting practitioners in field are examined. Extensive research, reading and synthesis of scholarly and professional resources are required. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Students successfully completing this course will demonstrate the following knowledge and skills:

  1. Describes fundamental and advanced concepts concerning the processes of child and family development
  2. Summarizes key contemporary issues facing children and families in contemporary society
  3. Evaluates the validity of discipline related literature.
  4. Explains the key ethical and professional issues confronting practitioners in field of child and family development
  5. Identifies the roles and responsibilities of child and family development professionals
NameGrade %
Forum 25.00 %
Wk 1: Forum 1: Child and Family Development Today 3.13 %
Wk 2: Forum 2: CFLE Content Areas 3.13 %
Wk 3: Forum 3: Professional Associations 3.13 %
Wk 4: Forum 4 Tolerance and Children 3.13 %
Wk 5: Forum 5: Professional Org. 3.13 %
Wk 6: Forum 6: Family Law 3.13 %
Wk 7: Forum 7: Ethics (Part II) 3.13 %
Wk 8: Forum 8: Future Issues 3.13 %
Assignments 75.00 %
Assignment 3, due in Week 4 - NCFR Substance Areas 1-5 15.00 %
Assignment 4, due in Week 6 - Interview a Professional in the Field 15.00 %
Assignment 5, due in Week 7 - NCFR Substance Areas 6-10 15.00 %
Assignment 1, due in Week 2 - Career Opportunities Research and Report 15.00 %
Assignment 2, due in Week 3 - Interview Questions 15.00 %
Book Title: Tools for Ethical Thinking and Practice in Family Life Education, 3rd ed.-E-book provided inside the classroom; hard copy not available from the APUS Bookstore, please try other sources.
Author: National Council on Family Relations
Publication Info: CLASS-National Council on Family Relations
ISBN: 9780916174736

Book Title:Tools for Ethical Thinking and Practice in Family Life Education, 4th ed - e-book provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9780916174774
Publication Info:CLASS-NCFR
Author:NCFR
Unit Cost:$9.00
Electronic Unit Cost:$9.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.