NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
CHD 121-122 - CHILDHOOD EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT I-II (3 CR.) (3 CR.)

COURSE DESCRIPTION

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

Functional literacy in the English language; reading at the 12th grade level.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

MAJOR TOPICS TO BE COVERED

CHD 121

 CHD 122 A. The middle years: social, emotional and physical development.
B. Cognitive functioning of the middle childhood years.
C. Social and moral development of the middle years child.
D. Adolescence and development
E. The adolescent and the peer group
F. Sexuality and the adolescent
G. Transition to adulthood
H. Disturbances in development
OPTIONAL TOPICS

At the discretion of the instructor.

Revised 5/99


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