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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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HDEV 412 - Early Childhood Social Development: Theory & Research


Units: 4
Theories, methods, and research findings in early childhood social-emotional development from the neonatal stage to age five.  Topics include emotion and temperament, attachment, identity, achievement, gender roles, pro- and anti-social behavior, morality, peers, and the family.

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 social and emotional development that differentiate the infant/toddler years (birth-2 years) from the preschool years (3-5 years).
  2. Articulate how contextual factors (including culture and socio-economic status) can affect social and emotional development during the early childhood years (birth-5 years).
  3. Describe important issues in social and emotional development during the early childhood years (birth-5 years), 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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