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Course Descriptions

ABA 601- Foundations and Concepts in Behavior Analysis (3 units).
Conceptual and empirical factors underlying the science of behavior. Basic concepts in the science of behavior; in selecting, in defining and measuring behavior; and in evaluating and analyzing behavior change.

ABA 602 – Behavior Analysis Processes For Behavior Change (3 units)
Essential processes involved in changing behavior based on the main concepts of behavior analysis. Includes reinforcement, punishment, antecedent variables, developing new behavior, and decreasing behavior with non-punishment procedures. 
Course Prerequisite: ABA 601.

ABA 603 - Applied Behavior Analysis Applications for Complex Procedures and Promoting Behavior Change (3 units)
Covers areas of functional analysis, verbal behavior, special applications of applied behavior analysis, promoting generalized behavior change, and ethical considerations for Applied Behavior Analysts.
Course Prerequisite: ABA 602.

ABA 604 – Classroom Management, Instructional Methods, and Ethical Considerations in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
Applications of behavior analysis in school settings. Covers areas of conducting functional behavior assessments, the main instructional principles documented in evidence-based instructional methodologies, and ethical considerations.
Course Prerequisite: ABA 603.

ABA 605 – Applied Behavior Analysis in Autism Spectrum Disorder (3 units)
Applying behavior analysis across the Autism Spectrum.
Course Prerequisite: ABA 604.

ABA 606 - Ethics and Professional Conduct in Behavior Analysis (3 units)
Covers the ethical and professional guidelines and responsibilities for behavior analysts.  Areas of application range from classroom instruction, experimental research, and applying behavioral concepts and procedures to a variety of settings. Including educational institutions, business and industry, state agencies, clinical settings and in-home treatment models.
Course Prerequisite: ABA 605.