Child Growth and Development Through Adolescence
01/17/2012 - 05/13/2012
TTh 10:30AM - 11:50AM
No office hours have been entered for this term.
Students are expected to meet the following requirements:
a. READ THE TEXTBOOK;
b. Regularly attend class ( a large percentage of test questions come from class lectures .
c. Successfully complete examinations
d. Participate in class discussions
e. Research a topic directly related to the field of Child Development and present your findings in an oral presentation as well as a written (APA formatted) research paper. Details will be discussed.
Please note: The textbook for this course is as follows:
TEXT: Berger, THE DEVELOPING PERSON Through Childhood and Adolescence, Seventh Edition
We will discuss the concepts of human development:
Theories of Development
Labor and Delivery
Infanthood Biosocial Development
Infanthood Cognitive Development
Infanthood Psychosocial Development
Play Years Biosocial Development
Play Years Cognitive Development
Play Years Psychosocial Development
School Years Biosocial/Cognitive/Psychosocial Development
Adolescent Biosocial/Cognitive/Psychosocial Development
Student Learning Outcomes/Learning Objectives
This course is a study of the multiple aspects of the child’s total personality development. We will study the interaction of contributing factors in the emergence of a mature individual – physical, cognitive, psychological. There will be an emphasis on understanding children at various ages of development in order to be more patient with them and to interact with them more effectively. This course is especially well suited for individuals interested in pursuing careers in the helping, health-care and educational professions. This course is equally well suited to anyone who would like to better understand people through various life stages and the effects of childhood on the total person. I hope you will bring your observations and experiences to the discussions as we go through the course !