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Course Description

This course examines typical and atypical development within the psychosocial, cognitive, and physical domains from conception through the preschool years. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to evaluate theories and research of child development and effectively apply and communicate their understanding through observation and evaluation. COREQUISITE: ESL 704A or 704B, ESL in the Workplace, or ESL/English course based on assessment scores or completion of prerequisites of sequenced ESL/English courses. NOTE: This course will be taught in Spanish.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss major developmental milestones for children from conception through ages six in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development using standard research methodologies
  • Describe how cultural, economic, political, historical contexts affect children’s development within the first five years
  • Identify various theoretical frameworks that relate to the study of human development
  • Complete child development assignment using at least one of the following research methods: child observations, surveys, interviews, and /or experiments with ethical parameters
  • Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development at various stages.
  • Analyze the importance of the early years, the interaction between maturational processes and social/environmental factors, and the effects on various areas of development

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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