This course is designed to provide an overview of typical development from birth through adolescence, including physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development. It integrates developmental theory with appropriate practices in a variety of caregiving, community and educational settings. An understanding of child development is essential for future educators as they care for and educate children in these various settings.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Identify physical, cognitive, and social-emotional child growth and developmental stages.
- Analyze the different theoretical approaches from the theorists of child development.
- Evaluate current research on issues pertaining to child development.
- Explore the scientific methods used to learn about child development.
- Examine the stages of moral development for child growth and development.
- Examine the stages of language development for child growth and development.
- Describe methods to support cultural diversity as it applies to child development.
- Analyze the dynamics of family relationships on individuals from birth to adolescence.
- Investigate current topics related to the child development stages.
- Summarize the factors important for healthy growth in children and adolescents.
- Describe the effects of drug use and abuse on student life and learning
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.