Childhood Essay

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1 CERRITOS COLLGE: Health Occupations Division Child Development Department Spring 2015 CD 110 Child Development Instructor Information Dr. Seon Chun-Burbank Office : HS 107 Phone : (562) 860 - 2451 Email : Office Hours : 5:50 PM - 6:50:00PM, Feb 19; March 26; April 30 and by appointment Course Information CD 110 (23274) Child Development, 3 units, Thursdays 7:00 PM – 9:50 PM, HS 103 Course Description This course examines the major physical, psychosocial, and cognitive/language developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through adolescence. There will be an emphasis on interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors. While studying developmental theories and investigative research methodologies, students will observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. Student Learning Outcomes A. Describe major developmental milestones for children from conception through adolescence in the areas of physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and language development. B. Identify cultural, economic, political, historical contexts that affect children’s development. C. Identify and compare major theoretical frameworks related to the study of human development. D. Apply developmental theory to child observations, surveys, and/or interviews using investigative research methodologies. E. Differentiate characteristics of typical and atypical development. Text Berger, K. S. (2012). The developing person: Through childhood and adolescence (9th ed.). New Work: Worth Publishers. Expectations • RESPECT!!! Everyone has something to contribute to the topic of this class. Listening to others, sharing your ideas and having a positive attitude is important! During class discussion please RESPECT the speaker by not talking to others around you. There will

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