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2017-2018 Academic Year
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GCYS 6011

Developmental Issues for Children and Youth0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission into the graduate child and youth study program or permission of the instructor
An examination of selected topics in human development. The course will focus on the implications for professional child and youth care practice in selected settings of the dynamic interplay of biology, experience and culture that affects child and adolescent development. Note: Students who have received credit for GSPY 6823 may not take this course for credit.

GCYS 6012

Social Contexts of Child and Youth Care0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission into the graduate child and youth study program or permission of the instructor
An examination of critical social issues and contemporary resources/supports for children, youth and their families. Consideration will be given to the role of the helping professional in promoting the health and welfare of children, youth, and their families, in a social context.

GCYS 6013

Intervention and Evaluation for Children and Youth0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission into the graduate child and youth study program or permission of the instructor
An examination of historical and current perspectives, practices, issues and trends in the field of intervention for children and youth. Techniques for assessing and evaluating children, youth, families, environments, and programs will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on ethical issues, developmentally appropriate practices and accountability. Note: Students who have received credit for GCYS 6030 may not take this course for credit.

GCYS 6014

Leadership in Child and Youth Care0.5 unit
Prerequisite: admission into the graduate child and youth study program or permission of the instructor
A detailed examination of issues related to leadership and administration of child and youth care programs. The focus will be on the roles and responsibilities of administrators/workers including human resources management, communications, program development and evaluation, community involvement, and relations with the profession, government, and other agencies. Note: Students who have received credit for GCYS 6070 may not take this course for credit.

GCYS 6021/GFDD 6519
Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

0.5 unit
This course offers an introduction to sociology of childhood and adolescence by examining the historical, contemporary or discursive premises of the field. It will introduce the students to the paradigm of children’s agency, investigate childhood and adolescence as a structural form, and explore different areas of research, and their implications for education, schooling, and socialization.

GCYS 6029

Special Topics in Child and Youth Study0.5 unit

GCYS 6039

Special Topics in Child and Youth Study

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: Admission to the MA(CYS) program or permission of the instructor
An opportunity for students to examine in-depth selected topics in child and youth study. Topics will vary from year to year. The course will allow students to focus on a specialized area of the field that may be treated more briefly in other courses.

GCYS 6130

Thesis1.0 unit
Required for completion of MA(CYS) degree. Registration involves working with individual faculty members on the conceptualization, production, and defence of the thesis. Graded Pass/Fail/NCR.

GCYS 6190

Directed Study

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of Committee for the
MA(CYS) Graduate Admissions.
An independent examination of the research literature designed to meet the needs of individual graduate students. This course provides students with an opportunity to pursue independent work in a specific area relating to their research interests and career intentions.

GCYS 6609

Graduate Internship

0.5 unit
Prerequisite: permission of the department
A minimum 150 hours of supervised internship related to the student's professional and/or academic interests. Students will complete required written assignments as well as demonstrate professional competence in the placement. Note: This course cannot be counted among the 5.0 units required for graduation.


Academic Note: This web-based calendar information is applicable for the current 2017-2018 academic year which runs from September 01, 2017 to August 31, 2018.  

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