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Child Development
CHILD DEVELOP
CLASS CODE: CHILD 210 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course fulfills a General Education - Social Science requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A theoretical, academically oriented course focusing on the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development of the child from conception through adolescence. Influences of family, peers, and social institutions on the child's development. Observations in the child lab may be required.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer I and Summer II
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Theories of Development, Heredity, Environment, Prenatal Development and Birth. Biosocial, Cognitive and Psychosocial Development through: Infancy, Toddler-hood, Pre-school, School-age and Adolescence.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: *Idenify and describe the normal physical, emotional, cognitive and social developmental needs and tasks for each stage of development.
*Recognize the importance of personal early experiences and the impact of those experiences on a person's life.
*Demonstrate an awareness of the major developmental theories and their associated theorists.
*Develop basic skills in observing, recording and interpreting human behavior in the pre-school labs.
*Recognize the roll of the family in nuturing and guiding the development of young children.
REQUIREMENTS: Examinations, chapter quizzes, group and or individual projects and presentaions, child lab observation, written paper, etc. as decided upopn by the teacher.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002