COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
CHD 121-122 - CHILDHOOD
EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)
Focuses attention on
the observable characteristics of children from birth through adolescence.
Concentrates on cognitive, physical, social, and emotional changes that
occur. Emphasizes the relationship between development and child's interactions
with parents, siblings, peers, and teachers. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
To familiarize the
student with the progressive stages of development, the factors which influence
that development, and the interdependence of all aspects of development.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.
Upon the completion
of this course, the student should be able to:
A. demonstrate understanding
of the orderly process of development
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE
B. demonstrate knowledge
of specific stages of development of the child in the physical, cognitive,
social and emotional domains
C. demonstrate an
appreciation for specific aspects of development as they occur at specific
D. demonstrate recognition
of recurring influences and psychological themes such as heredity, environment,
and individualization, across the spectrum of development
A. The study of developmental
concepts and principles
A. The middle years:
social, emotional and physical development.
B. The roles heredity
and environment play in influencing development
C. Prenatal and neonatal
D. The infant: physical,
motor, and cognitive development
E. Early influences
F. New stages in development
G. The development
of language, and its place in cognitive growth
H. The preschool child's
development: physical, cognitive, social and emotional.
B. Cognitive functioning
of the middle childhood years.
C. Social and moral
development of the middle years child.
D. Adolescence and
E. The adolescent
and the peer group
F. Sexuality and the
G. Transition to adulthood
H. Disturbances in
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