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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 3 credits
Contact: Robert Blum
Academic Year: 2014 - 2015
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):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the critical domains of health and development during early and middle childhood
Apply developmental theory and research methods to a discussion of children’s well-being
Explain the major determinants of health and development during childhood
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: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: There are two options for the 3 discussion sessions. A student may opt for either live chat or on-campus discussions to be held on Wed, Nov. 2, Mon., Nov. 21, and Mon., Dec. 12.