2020-2021 Catalog 
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2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

ECE 234 - Child Development

Description: Children's development from conception through childhood. Includes prenatal, brain, physical, sensory, cognitive, language, emotional, social, and moral development, as well as genetics and cultural influences. This course is cross-listed with PSY 234 .

Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Genetics, prenatal, and birth
  2. Physical development through childhood
  3. Cognitive development through childhood
  4. Language development through childhood
  5. Emotional development through childhood
  6. Social development through childhood
  7. Cultural influences on child development

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Summarize research methods applied to various theoretical perspectives of child development. (2-6) 
  2. Describe major developmental themes (e.g. nature-nurture, stability and change, early-late experiences, and continuity - discontinuity) as applied to child development theories. (2-6) 
  3. Evaluate various theories of child development. (2-6) 
  4. Delineate genetic and prenatal influences on child development. (1)
  5. Analyze the interplay of physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. (2-6)
  6. Identify the probable effects of parents, family, peers, teachers, and community on child development. (2-6)
  7. Conduct research on topics related to child development. (1-7) 
  8. Discuss the cultural influences on child development. (7)

Required Assessment:
  1. Demonstrate thoughtful and precise writing skills by completing at least 1,500 words of monitored writing.