EDUC& 115: Child Development

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Social Science

Build foundation for explaining how children develop in all domains, conception through early adolescence. Explore various developmental theories, methods for documenting growth, and impact of brain development. Topics addressed: stress, trauma, culture, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, family status, language, and health issues.

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  1. Basic understanding of current brain research
  2. The developmental domains and their ages and stages
  3. The effects of culture and trauma on development
  4. Major contributors of research and theories related to child development
  5. Outside forces on development: family, culture, poverty and disability
  6. Teaching and care-giving practices related to development