Course Number: HEC 226
Transcript Title: Child Development
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: June 6, 2017
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
Repeats available for credit: 0
Evaluates 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. Prerequisites: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Assess and describe normal child growth and development from the prenatal period through adolescence using current research theories and principles.
- Understand and apply the Domains of Development of children from prenatal to adolescence.
- Recognize and evaluate social/culture environment and heredity influences on children’s development.
- Demonstrate professional values and responsibilities inherent in the field of early childhood education and family studies.
Alignment with Institutional Core Learning Outcomes
|In-depth||1. Communicate effectively using appropriate reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. (Communication)|
|2. Creatively solve problems by using relevant methods of research, personal reflection, reasoning, and evaluation of information. (Critical thinking and Problem-Solving)|
|3. Extract, interpret, evaluate, communicate, and apply quantitative information and methods to solve problems, evaluate claims, and support decisions in their academic, professional and private lives. (Quantitative Literacy)|
|4. Appreciate cultural diversity and constructively address issues that arise out of cultural differences in the workplace and community. (Cultural Awareness)|
|5. Recognize the consequences of human activity upon our social and natural world. (Community and Environmental Responsibility)|
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Assessments may include: participation, quizzes, portfolio, interviews, research paper written observations, journal reflections, and written assignments.
Course Activities and Design
Activities may include: textbook reading, class discussion, quizzes, written reflections, interviews, observation portfolio, research paper, assignments.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Process 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
- Theories and principals of Child Development based on historical trends as well as current National Association of Education for Young Children (NAEYC)
- Domains of Development
- Periods of Development
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
- Domains of Development
- Environmental, social/cultural and inherited factors that affect development
- Evolving family structure
- Economic impact
- Society/cultural norms
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)