In this course we will discuss the physical, cognitive, and social changes that are a part of childhood and adolescence, as well as the ways that researchers study children. Within the course several common questions will be answered, such as:
What are the influences parents and peers have on children?
How do children learn to speak?
How do children/adolescents develop self-esteem?
How does television impact young children?
This is an excellent course for anyone interested in learning more about children, especially future/current parents and teachers. (Note to Education Majors: By accomplishing the above objectives, this course meets the Teacher Certification Standards for the area of Human Growth and Development.)
The course will ask students to complete 5 online exams and 5 written assignments. For each of the 5 required assignments you will have the option to complete a review of a book or movie; or an interview/observation of parents and children.
As this course is completed online, please be sure that you are prepared for distance learning. Distance-learning students need to be self-directed and self-motivated in their approach to learning and possess effective study skills and habits. Prospective students considering enrolling in a distance-learning course are encouraged to use a Short Self-Assessment Survey to discover if they have the necessary academic characteristics to be successful distance learners. If you are considering enrolling for this course, be sure to review the links on the COD On-Line web page, including Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Developmental Psychology 2230 (IAI S6 903)
3 Semester Hours
Prerequisite: Psychology 1100
Students meeting the requirements can enroll by calling the College of DuPage at 630.942.3948 or Online at www.cod.edu, click on online classes and follow the instructions. It is suggest that the student access each area in the online instructions, prior to registration, to see if online learning is for them.