I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor
Explains the growth and development of children from conception through early adolescence.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about child development, including major theories, principles, research methods, and issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
- Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, theories, and models from the field of child development. (GE 1)
- Draw conclusions about the role of biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes in child development. (GE 6)
- Use materials from the course to design an approach or process that will either further the understanding of development of children or improve the welfare of children. (GE 6)
- Present substantially error-free prose based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual in all written assignments and presentations (GE 2).