Jun 04, 2023
EDEC 1600 - Introduction to Child Development
Fundamental patterns of children’s physical, cognitive and social emotional development and behavior beginning prenatally and continuing through adolescence. Examines how these issues and themes of child development have affected and been affected by societal changes in a progressively more connected, diverse and globalized world.
Requisites: WARNING: No credit for both this course and the following (always deduct credit for first course taken): PSY 2410
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences, TAG course: OED010 Early Childhood Development
College Credit Plus: Level 1
- Students will be able to explain primary terminology, concepts, and findings related to the growth and development of children and youth.
- Students will be able to apply the logic and methods of social or behavioral scientific inquiry to understanding human development.
- Students will be able to explain how understanding child development can contribute to becoming an informed citizen.
- Students will be able to describe ways that the fields of child development and their findings are influenced by the social identities of the investigators.
- Students will be able to critically state, describe, and consider an issue or problem related to the growth and development of children and youth.
- Students will be able to use information from child development source(s) with enough interpretation/evaluation to develop a comprehensive analysis or synthesis.
- Students will be able to systematically and methodically analyze assumptions and carefully evaluate the relevance of contexts when analyzing and discussing child development.
- Students will be able to state a specific position related to child development (i.e., perspective, thesis, or hypothesis) that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges limitations.
- Students will be able to state conclusions and related outcomes about the development of infants, children and adolescents (consequences and implications) logically and in a priority order.
- Students will be able to describe sequences, stages, and milestones of growth within the social, emotional, physical, and cognitive domains of development.
- Students will be able to describe developmental domains are interrelated and provide examples of interrelationships among developmental domains.
- Students will be able to identify examples of and interpret multiple influences on development and learning.
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