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In this advanced level study, students will become increasingly familiar with child development from conception through adolescence. Students will examine the theoretical foundations of child development including psychoanalytic theory, behaviorism and social cognitive theory, theories of cognitive development, and evolutionary theory. As an advanced level course, students will be required to develop an in-depth study of one of these foundational theories as it relates to children and the many contexts of development. Learning will take place through multiple modalities of asynchronous group discussion, quizzes, written assignments and individual projects. Students will leave this study with both a comprehension of differing developmental approaches and an advanced capacity to critically examine new information in the field. Previous academic or experiential learning about human development is a prerequisite.
Prerequisites: Human Development and/or relevant training and experience or the ability to complete advanced level work.
Important Note: this course was previously offered as Theoretical Approaches to Child Development. Students who have successfully completed 283154 should not enroll in this course.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.
This online course is offered through the Center for Distance 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.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.
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