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Meet the Master Advisor

Master Advisor Dr. Leah Hibel, lchibel@ucdavis.edu

Preparations for Fall 2020

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New Fall 2020 Course Descriptions

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  • Disparities and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing:
  • This course focuses on how biological, psychosocial, environmental, historical, and political factors, and their interactions, create and sustain disparities and inequalities in health status and outcomes. The distribution and extents of health disparities in different communities, how individuals respond differently to risk exposures, and the effects of health disparities over time and across generations will be explored. Methods for preventing, addressing, and eliminating health disparities will be examined, including the roles of scientific research, health care delivery systems, policymaking, and the translation of knowledge to practice.
  • Stress, Adversity, and Resilience:
  • This course will focus on the development of the human stress response and resilience. Some of the topics covered include: How does stress and adversity affect human development at the biological and psychological level? What are the effects of developmental exposure to adversity on physical and mental health? What factors explain why individuals respond differently to the same stressors? What are the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that predict resilience to stress and adversity? How can this knowledge be applied towards improving preventions and interventions for individuals experiencing adversity?
  • Children in Families, Schools, and Communities:
  • This course examines the dynamics of child development and socialization in a socioeconomically, racially and ethnically diverse society.  Emphasis is placed on the influences of family, school, and community systems on the socialization of children and adolescents, as well as their active roles in selecting and influencing social and physical environments.  Socialization experiences and developmental processes will be highlighted, showing how families, schools, and communities shape and are shaped by development in childhood and adolescence. Diverse experiences will be highlighted related to race, culture, socioeconomic status, and family structure. Importantly, this course will take a bioecological approach to examine development across multiple domains, specifically examining transactional influences across social, emotional, cognitive, and biological domains of development.

  • Child Maltreatment:
  • This special seminar will provide an interdisciplinary review of scientific research on child maltreatment, other adverse childhood experiences, and the development of resilience across the lifespan following a developmental psychopathology perspective. Course material will cover the causes and consequences of childhood trauma for health and development, as well as evidence-based services and policies that help prevent childhood adversity. Mini-lectures will present theoretical and empirical work related to assigned readings and topics of discussion. Small and large group discussions will offer everyone the opportunity to delve deeper into the course material and communicate their knowledge through dialogue and group activities. This is a moderate-level writing course with both in-class and out-of-class writing assignments. By the end of this course, you should understand the different types of childhood traumas, their unique risk and protective factors, their differential effects on health and development, and the prevention and treatment of health risk behaviors, diseases, and mental illnesses stemming from childhood trauma.

Courses planned to be online in the Fall

All non-cross-listed HDE classes in the fall will be taught online. Please contact instructors in PSC or ENT if you have questions about HDE101, HDE102, and HDE117.

Please see the table below for synchronous/asynchronous listings of non-cross-listed HDE courses.

Day/Times indicate the days and times students are expected to be available for online synchronous lecture or discussion. If no day and time is listed the course will be entirely asynchronous. This means there will be no real-time interactions. Courses not listed will be in-person unless campus is closed. This table will be updated with changes, should they occur.

Course Table