3 credits. Student option grading.
Introduces students to the basic concepts, theories, and research in human development as they explain prenatal development and development in infancy and childhood, including physical, cognitive, and social/emotional development. The focus is on individual development from an interdisciplinary perspective with an emphasis on psychological development, but also drawing from the fields of sociology, history, biology, anthropology, neuroscience, and education.
Students demonstrate understanding of theories and research findings from psychology, sociology, and neuroscience which apply to infancy and childhood.
Students demonstrate understanding of theoretical perspectives and research findings regarding the major milestones of development in various domains during infancy and childhood (e.g., physical, cognitive, and social/emotional) and understand the interaction of genetic and environmental factors in development.