Course Information
Community Youth Development

Course Description
This course focuses on the national emphasis of a strength-based or asset approach to community youth development and encompasses individual development (i.e., positive youth development) and adolescent interrelationships with environments. The course highlights research, theory, and practice applied in communities throughout the U.S. Students explore existing models, read theoretical and applied literature, and examine current community efforts as a basis for understanding community youth development.
Contacts
Instructor

Meghan Gillette
Office: 515-294-7050
meghang@iastate.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

Youth development: Principles and practices in out-of- school time settings.
print edition: 978-1-57167-915-4 ISBN ebook: 978-1-57167-916-1 ISBN extext: 978-1-57167-917-8
ISBN: 978-1-57167-915-4

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
Softcover ISBN is: ISBN-10: 1-4338-0561-8 Softcover ISBN is: ISBN-13: 978-1-4338-0561-5
Edition: 6th edition
ISBN: 978-1-4338-0561-5

Youth development: Principles and practices in out-of- school time settings.
Witt, P.A., & Caldwell, L.L. print edition: 978-1-57167-915-4 ISBN ebook: 978-1-57167-916-1 ISBN extext: 978-1-57167-917-8
ISBN: 978-1-57167-915-4


Course Access
 
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 coordinators:

Katie Mott for Dietetics, ECEMS, FFP, Gerontology, and Youth Development
Casey Smith for Community Development, Swine Science, Food Safety, Agriculture Mechanization, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

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 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.


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.

Picture of Jessyca Waddell smilingGreat Plains IDEA has contributed immensely to my academic success. Earning my bachelor’s degree spanned seve More »

– – Jessyca Waddell, Youth Development Student,