Jun 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HDEV 311 - Infant and Child Development

Units: 4
Development from conception to pre-adolescence viewed from various perspectives:  biological, psychoanalytic, cognitive-structural, stimulus response, humanistic.  Prenatal care and counseling, attachment-separation, parenting and institutional care. 

Prerequisites: Junior, senior or post-baccalaureate standing.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. Explain key aspects of development that differentiate the prenatal period, infancy, preschool years, middle childhood, and preadolescence.
  2. Articulate how contextual factors (including culture and socio-economic status) can affect infant and child development.
  3. Identify the biological bases of physical development in infancy and childhood, including neurological development, motor development, and physical and mental health.
  4. Interpret infant and child behavior in terms of cognitive development, including perception, attention, memory, problem-solving, categorization, analogy, mental representations, mental operations, meta-cognition, social cognition, and language development.
  5. Describe important issues in social and emotional development during infancy and childhood, including peer relations, play, self-concept and identity (including gender and ethnicity), morality and social rules, prosocial and aggressive behavior, attachment relations, and emotion and self-regulation.

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