Infant & Child Development
Ms. Debra Schwiesow
3 Semester Hours
1 paper or field placement, 5 reaction papers, 4 exams
This independent study course is designed to be an introduction to child psychology and development. Major theoretical orientations will be presented as well as practical applications of these theories. Students will be introduced to the physical, cognitive and social/emotional development of children and what this means in terms of global development. Although normal development is emphasized, students will also be exposed to abnormal development and current information on treatment options. Additionally, child development will be presented from a multi-cultural perspective and differing views of childhood will be explored as it relates to culture and society.
Rathus, A. Childhood and Adolescence: Voyages in Development (2008). ISBN 0495503908. Thomson Learning.
Rathus, A. Study Guide for Childhood and Adolescence Voyages in Development (2008). ISBN 13: 978-0-495-50751-2; ISBN 10: 0-495-50751-2. Thomson Wadsworth
Rathus, A. Observation Worksheets (2008). ISBN 13: 978-0-495-51047-5; 10: 0-495-51047-5