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Core Courses

Courses Required of AEE & AYFCE Graduate Students (1 credit):
AEE/AYFCE 590 (1) - Colloquium (Meets PSU SARI requirement).

Youth and Family (15 credits) A minimum of nine credits must be selected from the following courses. [Six credits of the 15 required may be taken outside the department.]
AYFCE 438 (3) - Living in an Increasingly Diverse Society
AYFCE 439 (3) - Contemporary Youth Issues
AYFCE 535 (3) - Youth Civic Development
AYFCE 840 (3) - Applied Youth Development
AYFCE 470 (3) - Consumer and Financial Skills
AYFCE 845 (3) - Intergenerational Programs and Practices
AYFCE 597 (3) - Management of Community Based Organizations on Behalf of
Children, Youth, and Families [currently being developed]

Community leadership (9 credits) All nine credits must be selected from the following courses.
AEE 440 (3) - Communications Methods and Media
AEE 450 (3) - Program Design and Delivery
AEE 460 (3) - Foundations of Leadership Development
AEE 465 (3) - Leadership Practices: Power, Influence, and Impact
AEE 511 (3) - Youth Leadership Development in Agriculture Sciences
AEE 515 (3) - Engagement Through Outreach Scholarship in Higher Education
AYFCE 550 (3) - Program Development & Evaluation in Youth, Families, and Communities
AYFCE 555 (3) - Volunteer Program Management
AEE/CEDEV/R SOC 505 (3) - Leadership Development

Research and statistics (3-6 credits [thesis requires 6]) All credits are to be selected from among the following courses.
AEE 509 (3) - Contemporary Research Issues in AEE
AEE 520 (3) - Scientific Methods
AEE 521 (3) - Basic Applied Data Analysis
AG 400 (3) - Statistics in Life Sciences
RSOC 522 (1) - Data Analysis in Rural Sociology
EDPSY 400 (3) - Introduction to Statistics in Education Research
AEE 597C (3) - Qualitative Research Methods

Required Internship (1-3 credits)
AYFCE 595 (1-3) Internship

Culminating Experience or Thesis (3-6 credits)
AYFCE 596 (3) Culminating Experience - or - AYFCE 600 (6) Thesis

Note:

  • Mix of 400-, 500- or higher-level courses meet core requirements for an AEE master’s program.

  • Only 500-level or higher courses meet core requirements for an AEE doctoral program.

Spring 2011