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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Focuses on the core processes of growth and development in early to middle childhood. Considers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. Considers appropriate instruments to assess growth and development. Evaluates efficacy of popular early intervention programs designed to enhance development in at-risk populations of children.

Learning Objective(s):

At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood.

2. Apply developmental theory and research methods to an understanding of children’s well-being.

3. Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood.

4. Acquire skills needed to effectively communicate about child health and development research to policy makers and the public

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation based on written assignment and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 8:30 - 9:50
  • Wednesday 8:30 - 9:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail