LSLC-Lifespan Care and Administration

LSLC 2970. Topics in Lifespan Care and Administration.1-6 Credit Hours.

1 to 6 hours. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit six credit hours. Specific course content will be defined each time the course is offered. A problem-oriented approach in lifespan care and administration. May include reading and research, as well as lecture in a specified area of cultural studies. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3113. Lifespan Development.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Survey of human development from birth to death, drawing from multiple disciplines including biology, psychology, sociology, and medicine. The emphasis is on empirically-derived information about human development that may be of practical use to individuals working directly with others in a service capacity. Particular attention is devoted to issues of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development at all stages of the lifespan, as well as contextual influences on development. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3133. Lifespan Health.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS advisor. Lifespan Health will provide students with an introductory survey of the importance and principles of good health over the lifespan. Students will learn how to identify signs of incipient health problems and basic health promotion strategies. Assignments are designed to provide students with practical knowledge and application of health promotion across the lifespan.(F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3153. Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to the ethical and legal issues caregivers and administrators face in providing health services throughout the lifespan. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3173. Human Service Administration I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to current theory and best practices in the administration of human services in both non-profit and for-profit settings. Topics include legal issues, effective administrative models, leadership in human services organizations, and management of human resources. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3203. Care of Infant and Child.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to basic principles of child behavior and development and apply those principles to child care settings. Topics include normative physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and sexual development, as well as risk factors for early intervention and referral to professional services. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3223. Problems of the American Family.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Study of the societal influences that may have adverse effects on family life. Factors covered include poverty, divorce, employment, violence, substance abuse and other stressors. Additional topics include historical perspectives on the changing nature of the American family and evidence-supported strategies for coping with and preventing family stressors. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3273. Management of Infant and Child Care Facilities.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. In-depth study of the theory and practice of managing infant and child care facilities. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3313. Issues in Adolescence I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Investigation of the physical, behavioral, mental, emotional and social changes that accompany growth and development during the adolescent years. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3333. Career and Life Development for Adolescents.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Discussion of current research on career options for adolescents. Specific emphasis is placed on providing practitioners with tools needed to develop plans of action to engage youth and help them choose a career and life course. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3373. Management of Adolescent Residential Care Facilities.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. In-depth study of the theory and practice of managing adolescent residential care. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3403. Issues in Geriatrics I.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to key concepts and current research in geriatrics. Topics include operational definitions and terms used in studying geriatrics, facts and misconceptions associated with aging, and a review of US and international gerontological services and social policies. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3423. Biology of Human Aging.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction of both natural science and social science methods used to study aging in humans and other creatures. Topics will include a synopsis of the demographics of aging in human populations, terms and theories of aging, mechanisms of aging at the cellular level, and a review of how the body ages, system-by-system. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3440. Mentored Research Experience.3 Credit Hours.

0 to 3 hours. Prerequisites: ENGL 1113 or equivalent, and permission of instructor. May be repeated; maximum credit 12 hours. For the inquisitive student to apply the scholarly processes of the discipline to a research or creative project under the mentorship of a faculty member. Student and instructor should complete an Undergraduate Research & Creative Projects (URCP) Mentoring Agreement and file it with the URCP office. Not for honors credit. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3473. Management of Geriatric Care Facilities.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to the basic concepts and approaches to management of older patients and their informal care givers designed for staff and directors of service agencies that care for older individuals. Topics include understanding the motivations for care delivery in old age and the array of services available for geriatric care management. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 3953. Lifespan Capstone Prospectus.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing and LSTD 3003; or permission from CLS adviser. Preparatory course for capstone experience in Lifespan Care and Administration. Course objectives include a critical evaluation of research issues in Lifespan Development, investigation of practicum opportunities, and development of a practicum case study with a preliminary annotated bibliography. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4063. Issues in Lifespan Research.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Discussion of philosophy of science and scientific method as it relates to research in health and human services. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4193. Human Service Budgeting and Finance.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Introduction to the leadership competencies necessary to formulate, execute, monitor, and evaluate fiscal operations of human services organizations. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4203. Parenting.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. Review of theory and research on styles and techniques of effective parenting for children and adolescents, including discussion of how contextual, cultural and individual difference factors impact parenting. Applications to real world contexts including counseling and case management services for children and families are also addressed. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4313. Issues in Adolescence II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing and LSLC 3313, or permission from CLS adviser. Continuing study of important issues in adolescence, particularly those that can enhance or interfere with healthy physical, emotional, or social development. Topics include substance abuse, aggression, delinquency, gangs, sex, romantic relationships, peer relationships, and peer pressure. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4403. Issues in Geriatrics II.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing and LSLC 3403, or permission from CLS adviser. Continuing study of geriatrics from a biological perspective. Topics include why and how organisms age, what it means to age successfully, and debates over whether and how aging might be slowed, stopped or reversed. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4513. Registered Behavior Technician Preparatory Course.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing. An exploration of the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) designed to provide the knowledge base needed to work as a line therapist in ABA programs under the direction of licensed or certified personnel and to become a nationally certified Registered Behavior Technician. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4700. Advanced Topics in Lifespan Care and Administration.1-9 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing or permission from CLS adviser. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Specific course content will be defined each time the course is offered. A problem-oriented approach to lifespan care and administration. Reading and research, arranged and directed in consultation with the instructor in specified areas of lifespan care and administration. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4920. Internship in Lifespan Care and Administration.1-3 Credit Hours.

1 to 3 hours. Prerequisite: junior standing and permission from CLS adviser. May be repeated with change of content; maximum credit nine hours. Field experience in issues related to a student's area of study. Students will gain knowledge through experiential and on-the-job practice. (F, Sp, Su)

LSLC 4953. Lifespan Practicum and Study-in-Depth.3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisite: junior standing, and LSTD 3003 and LSLC 3953; or permission from CLS adviser. The senior capstone course in Lifespan Care and Administration consisting of a field practicum followed by a scholarly paper on a specialized topic/case study within the area of lifespan studies. The required paper shall be of the quality and extent comparable to a senior thesis. The study should reflect the student's competence and achievement in sustained research on a topic within lifespan studies. (F, Sp)