Course Number: HEC 226
Transcript Title: Child Development
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: May 8, 2014
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: Yes
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Basic theories, research and principles of physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional development of children from the prenatal period through adolescence. Includes observation and classroom processes. Prerequisite: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
- Articulate normal growth and development using theories and principles of child development.
- Express verbally and in writing how culture, environment and heredity influence children's development.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Express an understanding of a child development with other students in class discussions and reflective writing.
- Integrate child development theories and principles in written observations of children.
- Write an exam that demonstrates acquired knowledge of child development.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Read the text and supporting materials
- Communicate effectively in small groups
- Reflect on and identify own personal development during childhood years
- Observe and interview children objectively
- Write descriptively and analytically
Concepts, Issues, Themes
- Theories of Child Development
- Domains of Development
- Periods of Development
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
- Environmental, social/cultural and inherited factors that affect development
- NAEYC standards that relate to HEC 226 are: Standard 1. Promoting Child Development and Learning,
- Core Knowledge categories: Human Growth & Development (HGD), Health, Safety, & Nutrition (HSN), Diversity (DIV)