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Introduction to Child Studies
INTRO CHILD ST
CLASS CODE: CHILD 100 CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Introductory course for all students desiring to obtain a major in Child Development. Overview of historical and current scientific, societal and family issues related to the development of children. Application to career and advanced educational opportunities, as well as family, church and community settings. We strongly recommend students intending to major in Child Development take this course before taking CHILD 210 (Child Development).
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, 2nd Summer Term
CONTENT AND TOPICS: The study of children.
The nature of development.
Improving the lives of children.
Major theories in the study of child development.
Research methods and challenges.
Careers in the field of child development.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Students will learn and be able to identify key issues and theories in the field of child development. They will be able to think critically about these issues and theories.

Students will be able to name multiple settings where they might find employment in related fields, understand employment qualifications, have a general idea of salaries, as well as common job satisfactions/frustrations.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Daily quizzes on reading assignments
2. Summaries of Annual Editions readings with connection to chapter reading.
3. Career exploration presentation and paper.
4. Chapter Exams
PREREQUISITES: Child Development majors only, or consent of instructor.
OTHER: This course is required for Child Development majors. Non major/minor students wishing to learn more about children are asked to take CHILD 110, Infants and Toddlers, (1 cr.) CHILD 120, Principles of Parenting (1 cr.), CHILD 210, Child Development (3 cr.), and/or CHILD 220, Stewardship Parenting (3 cr.).
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2002