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Professional Studies

College of Health and Human Services

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Professional Studies - PROF Courses

Courses (PROF)


UPPER DIVISION

300. Orientation to Professional Studies (3)
Prerequisite: Qualified for admission to the baccalaureate degree program under California Education Code, Sections 89220, 89221, 89222, and 89223.
Philosophy and development of comprehensive employment-related education in California, its present place and functions in the total system of education. Preparation of the “Swan Bill” application and individualized program of studies.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

301. Community and Professional Experiential Learning (1-9)
Prerequisites: PROF 300, upper division standing. Open only to majors in options OCSTBS02, OCSTBS03, OCSTBS04, OCSTBS07 of the Bachelor of Science in Occupational Studies degree.
Credit for supervised and documented field experience and professional development in an occupation.
Credit/no credit grading only. Course is repeatable up to 9 units.

 

330. Literacy for the Workplace (3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent.
Principles of effective writing and oral communication for education and the workplace; extensive practice in various forms of writing; and case studies of education and workplace reports, negotiations, and oral presentations. Letter grade only (A-F).
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

360. Foundation of Transition Services (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
Overview of the models, personnel roles, practices, and delivery systems of services for youth and adults with special needs in their transition from school to work and independent living.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

388I. Technological Literacy (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, upper division standing, ENGL 100.
Exploration of technological concepts and their impact on individuals, society and culture. Technology as a human adaptive system and its relationship to sociological and ideological systems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion 3 hours.)

 

*410. Curriculum Development for Designated Subjects (3)
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Designated Subjects Credential Program, BS, or Master's degree programs.
Techniques of curriculum planning and development in occupational and adult education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*411. Instruction and Evaluation for Designated Subjects Teachers (3)
Prerequisites: PROF 410 or consent of instructor; enrollment in Designated Subjects Credential Program, BS, or Master's degree.
Techniques and evaluation of instruction in occupational and adult education. Components include motivation, presentation, application, and evaluation techniques necessary to teach all students in occupational and adult education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*412. Advanced Program Development and Instruction (3)
Prerequisites: Enrollment in BS, Master's, or Designated Subjects Credential Program.
Advanced techniques of teaching designated subjects including curriculum, instruction, communication, program evaluation, classroom management, technology, and teaching practices for all students in occupational and adult education programs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*413. Foundations of Designated Subjects Credential Programs (3)
Prerequisites: Enrollment in BS, Master’s, or Designated Subjects Credential Program.
An examination of the foundations and principles of occupational education with a specific focus on programs subsumed under designated subjects credentials.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

417I. Technology, Ethics, and Society (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, upper division standing, ENGL 100.
A framework for understanding the ways in which human societies transform themselves through technological innovation. Ethical questions concerning the social effects of technological change.

 

*420. Program Evaluation (3)
Analysis of evaluation approaches for programs and systems. Exploration of program evaluation systems currently in operation and design of a functional evaluation plan for a program.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*421. Research Design (3)
Study of research designs applicable to a variety of professional fields. Calculation of basic statistics, development of research proposals, use of computers and statistical programs in professional research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*422. Grants and Contract Writing (3)
Study of process of contract and grant proposal writing for public-and private-funding agencies, including budget preparation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*435. Principles of Adult Education (3)
Instruction on the scope and function of adult education including the local, state, and federal levels. Principles and practices of adult education, philosophical perspectives, and professional issues are discussed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*456. Attitude Awareness in Education and the Workplace (3)
Principles of communication, human relations, understanding other people, attitude recognition, and development, and mental steps to motivation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

457I. Working Around the World (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more exploration courses, upper division standing.
The effects of religion, language and culture, political structure, economics, and physical environment on the development of the workplace and people’s perceptions of work and occupations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*460. Instructional Methods for Learners with Special Needs (3)
Identification, assessment and instructional development strategies for students or employees with diverse needs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*461. Instructional Methods for Teachers of Diverse Students (3)
Techniques of teaching sociologically, economically, and culturally diverse learners. Emphasis on methods, motivation, counseling, and instructional organization.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

463. Job Development (3)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
An overview of techniques and strategies needed to successfully develop employment opportunities for people with special needs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*470. Seminar (3)
Study of the major problems and issues confronting the educator and practitioner.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*480. Internship (1-4)
Internship in community, business, or school employment and training development programs that involve instruction, administration and research.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

483. Senior Thesis or Project (1-3)
Identification of, planning, preparation and completion of a project to solve or research problems particular to a business, educational or industrial setting. Written report required.

 

*485. Identifying Management Competencies (3)
Lecture and discussion focusing on identification and development of competencies requisite for effective program management, including discussion of the management of ideas, material, people, and processes and their interrelationships.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*486. Emergency Management Operations and Techniques (3)
Management operations and techniques in contemporary emergency service organizations. The role of supervisors, managers, and executives in the leadership process.
Letter grade only (A-F)

 

*488. Case Studies of Critical Incidents (3)
Case studies to illustrate commonly encountered problems and issues in the management of human-caused and natural disasters. Incidents will be studied for the purpose of learning best practices and for the development of mitigation, response, and recovery plans.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*490. Independent Study (1-3)
Individual research and study under the direction of a faculty member in areas not an integral part of any regular course. Written report is required.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

492./592. Training the Trainer (4)
Needs assessment, instructional design, facilitation, evaluation, organizational development, succession planning and international and cross-cultural training.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in PROF 492. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

494./594. Organization Development (3)
Concepts, models, theories, and techniques for planning, facilitating, and evaluating interventions for organizational development.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in PROF 494. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

495./595. Succession Planning for Organizations (2)
Techniques to ensure the continued, effective performance of an organization by making provision for the development, training, and replacement of key people in work activities over time.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in PROF 495.Letter grade only (A-F).

 

*497. Practicum (1-6)
Action-oriented organized learning directed toward identifying the major problems and issues confronting education and work and suggesting solutions for the practitioner.

 

*499. Special Topics (1-3)
Topics of current interest will be selected for intensive group study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

 

GRADUATE LEVEL


501. Foundations of Professional Education (3)
History and development of education for work in the United States. Multiple purposes and principles, key federal legislation, and contemporary issues and developments affecting education for professional preparation and development.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

502. Administrative Leadership (3)
Concepts and techniques of personal and professional administrative leadership.
Same course as PPA 502. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

503. Program Management (3)
Advanced principles and procedures of management emphasizing operations, and evaluation of employment and training related programs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

505. Critical Analysis of Issues and Problems in the Workplace (3)
Prerequisite: PROF 421 or equivalent.
Application of quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Topics include research design, survey research, and statistical analysis.
Letter grade only (A-F)

 

510. Workforce Development Policy: Trends, Issues, and Analyses (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Techniques for evaluating policy and for understanding the administrator’s central role as a connector between public schools and universities and between business, industry, and local communities.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

514. Municipal Law for Administrators (3)
Examination of major laws and legal issues affecting local government and governmental agencies.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 514.

 

535. Intergovernmental Relations (3)
Fundamental concepts and issues of intergovernmental relations in the United States.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 535.

 

555. Government Budgeting and Finance (3)
The formulation phase in the budget cycle. Major concepts and skills associated with budget preparation for all levels of government.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 555.

 

577. Public Sector Human Resources Management (3)
The civil service/merit system and its impacts on public personnel systems; laws which affect the operation of a personnel system; impact of labor negotiations on personnel systems; written policies and procedures; the personnel system as a change agent.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as PPA 577.

 

591. Corporate Training Development (3)
The selection and organization of corporate training curricula and development of courses of study to be used in public and private professional education programs.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

592./492. Training the Trainer (4)
Needs assessment, instructional design, facilitation, evaluation, organizational development, succession planning and international and cross-cultural training.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in PROF 492. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

593. Corporate Training Methods (3)
Teaching techniques, philosophy, organization and planning in corporate training programs, and public and private education.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

594./494. Organization Development (3)
Concepts, models, theories, and techniques for planning, facilitating, and evaluating interventions for organizational development.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit in PROF 494. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

595./495. Succession Planning for Organizations (2)
Techniques to ensure the continued, effective performance of an organization by making provision for the development, training, and replacement of key people in work activities over time.
Not open for credit to graduate students with credit it PROF 495. Letter grade only (A-F).

 

650. Graduate Seminar (3)
Study of selected topics including important legislation, industrial innovations, technical change, and contemporary problems.
Topics will be announced in Schedule of Classes.
Letter grade only (A-F). May be repeated for a maximum of 6 units.

 

696. Research Methods (3)
Prerequisite: PROF 421 or equivalent.
Selecting, defining and presenting methods of research; demonstration of research theory to problem solution.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

697. Directed Studies (1-3)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Research in an area of specialization under the direction of a faculty member.
Letter grade only (A-F).

 

698. Thesis (1-4)
Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy.
Planning preparation and completion of a thesis.
Letter grade only (A-F).