Master's Degree - Youth Development

Fall 2021 Course Information
Understanding Normative Behavior in Immigrant & Minority Youth*

Course Description
This course explores the etiology of adolescent deviance using a positive, cross-national/crosscultural perspective. Course content includes implications of theory, empirical research, current prevention programs and needs assessments. The course offers a look at deviance from different perspectives as well as a comparison of normative and non-normative development of youth.
Contacts
Instructor

Ali Luempert
Office: 806-742-3000
ali.j.luempert@ttu.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

Deviance Across Cultures
Robert Heiner
Edition: 2nd, 2013 Publication
ISBN: 978-0-19-997352-1
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at Texas Tech University, the TTU campus coordinator, Tristin Campbell, will email instructions to each student enrolled in the courses taught by Texas Tech. This e-mail will contain information regarding the set up of their eRaider access through the campus IT Help Central department. Students will need to identify themselves as a GPIDEA/AGIDEA student to IT Help personnel for proper guidance. The e-mail will also include information about accessing the Texas Tech Blackboard system for their courses. Courses will be available on the first day of class, but may not be available prior to that date.

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.

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