What are children like at different ages? How does their way of thinking change or remain unchanged as they grow older? What kinds of issues are especially important to children of different ages? How do researchers study children? This course will address these questions, providing an overview of major topics in the field of child development.
Physical, cognitive, and socioemotional development, from conception through middle childhood in context of family, relationships, and culture.
This course has online exams that require a proctor. Online proctoring is available through ProctorU. For traditional site-based proctoring, a Proctor Agreement Form will be required.
This course can be applied towards:
HDFS 101 (Individual and Family Development) or PSY 100 (General Psychology).
All prerequisites must be completed or consent from the instructor given prior to enrollment.
Textbook and Materials
Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.
- Infants and Children: Prenatal Through Middle Childhood, 7th Ed. (2012)
Berk, Laura E.
Two versions of the text are available and students need purchase only one. The ISBN for the eText version is 978-0-205-01965-6, while the ISBN for the print version is 978-0-205-83191-3.