Summer 2024 Course Information
Positive Youth Development in Community Settings
|Iowa State University
|3 credit hours - $600 per credit
|May 13, 2024 - August 02, 2024
This course uses a strength-based or asset-based approach to community youth development and encompasses individual development (i.e. positive youth development) and adolescents’ interrelationships with their environments. Emphasis is placed on research, theory, and practice applied to communities throughout the U.S. Students will explore existing models, read theoretical and applied literature, and examine current community efforts as a basis for understanding community youth development.
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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.
Youth Development: Principles and Practices in Out-of-School Time Settings
Peter A. Witt and Linda L. Caldwell
Publisher: Venture Publishing, Inc.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 7th edition, 2019
Publisher: American Psychological Association
ThinkSpace license ($40)
Iowa State campus coordinator will send out instructions to students about how to purchase through ISU Bookstore
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinator, Iowa State Online
The email will include instructions for how students can set up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.
If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends. View the Solution Center's hours of operation
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.
Witt and Caldwell textbook will be available on Canvas for students as a free PDF.