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Departments of Child Development and Exercise Science

Kathy Kotowski
 

 

Dr. Kathryn Kotowski

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E-mail: kathy.kotowski@gcccd.edu

Office hours by Appointment Only

Courses

 

 

CD 115 - Changing American Family

Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3 hours lecture

A survey of the contemporary American family with emphasis on changes in form, functions and expectations. The history of the family, both public and private, will be considered and examined in relation to the effects of class, ethnicity and social policy. The effects on the family of common life events experienced by individuals and family members will be covered including sexuality, mate selection, marriage, childbearing, the working family, divorce, domestic violence, and aging. The future of the family including implications for the individual and society will be discussed. Online orientation will take place the first week of class.
AA/AS GE, CSU

Online via the internet Blackboard
Syllabus

mother with 2 children
CD 125 - Child Growth and Development

Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3 hours lecture

This course covers the process of human development from conception through adolescence as determined by heredity, society, and personal human interaction with implications for child guidance. Observation of children of various ages is an integral part of the course. Online orientation will take place the first week of class.
AA/AS GE, CSU, CSU GE, IGETC, UC

Online via the internet Blackboard
Syllabus

babies
ED 200 - Teaching as a Profession

Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
3 hours lecture

Designed for students considering teaching as a profession and for classroom paraprofessionals working in the public school system. Career exploration, foundations of education, critical issues, and an introduction to literacy acquisition are addressed. Standards for the teaching profession and conditions for effective learning are discussed. 30 hours of guided observations of public school classrooms in a variety of subject areas are required. Online orientation will take place the first week of class.
AA/AS GE, CSU

Online via the internet Blackboard
Syllabus

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ES 271 - Fitness Walking with Children

Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
1 hour lecture

Focuses on planning and implementing a walking program for children in a variety of settings. Lifelong fitness activities and walking as a form of appropriate and challenging exercise will be emphasized.
CSU

60% Lecture, 40% Online via the internet Blackboard
Syllabus

pedometer
ES 272 - Issues in Childhood Obesity

Prerequisite: None
Recommended Preparation: None
1 hour lecture

This course will provide an opportunity for review of current knowledge relating to the cause and prevention of childhood obesity. Content will include suggested physical activity planning and nutrition guidelines, as well as historically relevant trends in regards to childhood obesity, diet and physical activity. Online orientation will take place the first week of class.
CSU

Online via the internet Blackboard
Syllabus

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