Child Development (PSY2212.01)

Emily Waterman

It is trite but true: kids grow up so fast. In this course we will discuss the incredible growth of infants, toddlers, and children in multiple domains (physical, cognitive, emotional/social). We will discover how growth in each domain affects the others. We will explore enduring topics of discourse in child development, such as nature and nurture, individual differences, and the nature of change. We will also examine current discourses such as co-sleeping, overparenting, gender development, and the impact of environmental toxins on child development. This course focuses on the period from fertilization to around age 12, but we may discuss how childhood experiences affect outcomes later in life.

Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 8:30AM-12:10PM (1st seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Psychology
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