Child Development

Child Development
One Semester
One Credit

Child Development is an introductory course that is especially relevant for students interested in careers that draw on knowledge of children, child development, and nurturing of children. This course addresses issues of child development from conception/prenatal through age 5. It includes the study of prenatal development and birth; growth and development of children; child care giving and nurturing; and support systems for parents and caregivers. Topic include: consideration of the roles, responsibilities, and challenges of parenthood, child abuse, human sexuality, adolescent pregnancy; parental development preparation for birth; the birth process, meeting the needs of infants and children, caring for children with special needs, and career opportunities. Students will have the option to take home a computerized baby for the weekend. Students who do not complete the simulation will have to complete an alternate assignment.

Spring Semester Elective