The study of children from conception to puberty. Students study maturational and environmental factors that shape the physical, cognitive, and social development of the child. Cross-listed as PSYC 391. Prerequisite: PSYC 101. Offered Fall.
Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):
Course Rotation for Day Program:
Most current editions of the following:
By Rathus, S (Cengage) Recommended
By Feldman, R.S. (Prentice Hall) Recommended
To understand how students learn, develop, and differ in their approaches to learning. (MoSPE 2)
To provide learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and that support the intellectural, social, and personal development of all students. (MoSPE 2)
• Demonstrates a basic knowledge of principles of human development.
• Demonstrates a basic knowledge of theories of learning.
• Demonstrates an understanding that students differ in their approaches to learning.
• Identifies how students' prior experiences, learning styles, multiple intelligences, strengths, and needs impact learning.
• Explains how students' language, culture, family, and community impact learning.
• Developmental theory
• The role of heredity and environment
• Prenatal development
• Neonatal physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development
• Infant physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development
• Early childhood physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development
• Middle childhood physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development
• Adolescence: the end of childhood
Recommended maximum class size for this course: 20
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by
the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this
course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course objectives and cover the subjects listed in the topical
outline. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's
subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.