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Child Development Seminar
CHILD SEMINAR
CLASS CODE: CHILD 410R CREDITS:  1
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: CHILD & FAMILY STUDIES
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Review and evaluation of scholarly research and theory related to physical, cognitive, socioemotional and moral development across the life span. Study of current topics in the field of child development. Application to agency and family settings. To be taken both semesesters of the senior year. Child Development majors only.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: 1. Advanced child development theory and research
2. Current debates in child development.
3. Current child policy issues.
4. Agencies serving children and families
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. Synthesize and integrate scholarly research.
2. Analyze and interpret scholarly journals.
3. Discover and summarize current issues in child development and child policy.
4. Discover and make connections with agencies serving familes and children.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Research issue paper
2. Quizzes
3. Summary issue papers
4. Interview with agency staff member
5. Summary and analysis of journal articles.
PREREQUISITES: Child Development Majors only and Senior standing,
ECSE 100, CHILD 310 and CHILD 320
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2003