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Course Description:

In this study, students will become familiar with the current knowledge of child development. Students will explore the theories and research findings that seek to explain developmental shifts from conception through adolescence. Although child development is understood as a holistic process, the information is organized topically, through the developmental domains of physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development. Learning will take place through multiple modalities of asynchronous group discussion, projects and written assignments. As much as possible, students' study will be tailored by their individual inquiry. It is expected students will leave this study with both a comprehension of how children develop and a beginning capacity to critically examine new information in the field.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

Note: This course was previously offered as Introduction to Child Development. Students who have successfully completed 281154 should not enroll in Child Development: Introductory.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Spring 2. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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