Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
417 Emmet St SCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
What are the makings of good research in youth development? How do our methods help us more clearly measure what matters in settings for youth? This course will provide an introduction to applied social-science research methods and design. Students will engage a hands-on semester research project while learning the foundations of ethics, method, and design for research in the field of youth development.
Students apply academic experiences in professional and/or research settings; reflect and critically and constructively analyze experiences from multiple perspectives; and view the work as connecting course content authentic contexts. Students work as professionals with site supervisors and instructors to complete related assignments and relevant background research on the professional and academic resources available.
Additional sections on special topics may be offered subject to sufficient student interest. Section 1: Adapted Physical Education; Section 2: Athletic Training; Section 3: Biomechanics; Section 4: Exercise Physiology; Section 5: Health Promotion; Section 6: Motor Development; Section 7: Sports Medicine; Section 8: Strength Training; Section 9: Pedagogy Prerequisite: Instructor and advisor permission.
This graduate seminar focuses on social and affective processes of development from birth through adulthood. Within the multidisciplinary framework of developmental science, the course addresses foundational theories and recent research on human emotion and social psychology: the development and regulation of emotions and mood, social cognitions (attributions, attitudes, discrimination), and interpersonal relationships and group processes.