Master's Degree - Youth Development

Fall 2021 Course Information
Youth Policy

Course Description
This course examines various federal and state policies designed specifically for youth. Students examine how and why policies for youth are constructed. Students evaluate existing state and national policies using a guiding is whether they contribute to or act as barriers to desired developmental outcomes.
Contacts
Instructor

Francisco A. Villarruel
Office: 514-432-7298
Fax: 517-432-2953
fvilla@msu.edu

Campus Coordinator

For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university campus coordinator.
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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Title Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th
ISBN: 9781433832161
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

The making of a DREAM: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American
Wides-Munoz, L.
Edition: 2019
ISBN: 9780062560131
Publisher: Harper Collins

Underground America: Narratives of undocumented lives
Orner, P. & Urrea, L.
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9781786632319
Publisher: Voices of Witness


Course Access
 
Approximately three weeks before the semester begins, the Registrar's Office enrolls the student in the class and assigns them a student number (PID) and 4 digit passcode (PAN). These are sent to the student in two separate emails using the email address listed in ExpanSIS. The student must use the PID and PAN to activate their MSU email address. After 24-48 hours, the student can access the class through the course management system. The course information pages are sent multiple times to any and all e-mail addresses listed for the student in ExpanSIS.

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

Headshot photo of Kathryn Holt smilingThe Great Plains IDEA program was a perfect fit for my schedule as it allowed me to work, travel, and learn on the go. The nature of the program fosters a flexible learning environment, and as a student, you have access to all the tools you need with any online portal. With multiple universities contributing to the course roster, there are numerous offerings that provide students with plenty of options to build their skillset.

– – Kathryn Holt, Dietetics Student,
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