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EDU2013 - Child Development

Course Description

An intense study of the developmental process of childhood. Emphasis is given to some of the major, present-day development theories and their application in dealing with children.

Course Objectives

The following learning goals will be achieved by this course:

  1. Know the major theories of child development and discern their alignment with, or in opposition to biblical principles.
  2. Understand the mechanisms of heredity and the effects of nature and nurture in the development of the child.
  3. Know the stages of development for the fetus and newborn; understand the implications of this knowledge in relation to prenatal care, the practice of abortion, birth and care of the newborn.
  4. Understand the development of children in the areas of physical growth, sensory and perceptual growth, cognitive development, language and communication, emotional, social and moral development, as well as gender identity.
  5. Analyze parental styles, environment, peer and cultural influences and their effect on the development of the child.

Course Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

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