Full Syllabus

New York City College of Technology, CUNY Department of Social Sciences

Child Development PSY2301/Section HD80/N518

Spring, 2019

Instructor: Dr. Maria Pagano Class Meetings: Tues and Thurs 10:00 – 11:15

Office Phone: (718) 260-5080 Office Location: Room N610

Office Hours: Thursday 9:30-10:00 and 2:00-2:30 or via email e-mail: mpagano@citytech.cuny.edu

Required Text: Levine, Laura E., and Munsch, Joyce Child Development: An Active Learning Approach 3/E. Sage Publications: ISBN:9781452216799

While the PowerPoint slides and outlines provided for this course are based on the third edition of the textbook, you can just as easily use the first or second edition of the textbook which is much cheaper. You can find copies of the first edition on Amazon for as little as 65 cents (of course the shipping will cost you $3.99). The ISBN’s for the first edition are: ISBN-13: 978-1412968508 or ISBN-10: 141296850X. The second edition is a bit pricier (Amazon’s cheapest price is $26.00 plus shipping). The ISBN’s for the second edition are: ISBN-13: 978-1452216799 or ISBN-10: 1452216797.

Other readings may be required as the semester progresses, and those links will be provided. You will be notified both via e- mail and as an announcement on the Blackboard homepage.

I will make PowerPoint slides available on Blackboard for each chapter. These PowerPoint presentations will summarize the main points in the chapter. In addition, some chapter presentations will contain links to websites or videos that highlight key concepts. However, the PowerPoint slides and videos are not substitutes for reading either the textbook or any other reading that is assigned.

Course Description: This course provides an overview of the human developmental processes from conception, through early adolescence. Some of the major topics covered are: research methods, memory, cognition, and language development. This course is also designed to promote a continuing interest in child development and to facilitate critical thinking about the social, emotional, and cognitive influences on development via lectures, videos, and in-class assignments.

This course fulfills the LAA/LAS Associate Capstone requirement, though it can also be taken for other requirements and electives. The City Tech LAA/LAS Associate Capstone is designed for students entering their second year in the program. LAA/LAS Associate Capstone courses are meant to prepare students to continue their studies in a bachelor’s degree, third-year, or junior, level. In addition, Associate Capstone courses are meant to help students develop an awareness of the importance of knowledge, values and skills developed in general education courses; and to integrate this knowledge, these values and these skills into their advanced academic study and professional careers. Please ask the instructor if you have any questions about what the LAA/LAS Associate Capstone requirement entails.

Finally, this is a partially on-line course, which means that one-third of the course requirements must be met on-line. The schedule found below provides the information regarding the material that will be covered in class and on-line. To fulfill the on-line requirements for this course, you are expected to do assignments that require extensive use of the internet and Blackboard, so you must be computer literate and familiar with how to use Blackboard. If you are uncomfortable using a computer, working collaboratively online, using Blackboard, or with using your City Tech e-mail, then this class is not for you.

COURSE INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES/ASSESSMENT METHODS

LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT METHODS
1. To examine the different theoretical, philosophical,

and empirical processes, which once influenced and continue to influence contemporary thinking about child development, and to compare and contrast these influences.

1. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

2. To understand various research methods and the

application of these methods in understanding infant/child behavior.

2. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

3. To define, analyze, and understand the influence of

both heredity and environment on prenatal development, and the influence of heredity and environment in determining the infant’s developing temperament, personality, and intelligence.

3. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

4. To understand the stages of labor and birth and to

describe the physical development of body, brain, and perception from birth to sexual maturation. The influence of genetics and environment will be understood and the student will be able to compare and contrast various genetic and environmental influences on physical development.

4. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

5. To understand the influence and importance of

both Piaget’s Cognitive Theory of Development and Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Perspective of Development, and to compare and contrast major points of each theory in relation to cognitive development.

5. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

6. To understand and explain the influence and importance of information processing theory in the development of memory and thought over the first 12 years of life. 6. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online quizzes and online exams
7. To compare and contrast the different theories of intelligence, and understand how mathematical, and reading ability develop during infancy, early childhood and late childhood. To analyze the role of genetics and the environment in the development of intelligence. 7. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online quizzes and online exams
8. To compare and contrast the major theories which describe the development of language development, and to understand the influence of genetics and the environment. To understand the milestones and major language accomplishments which take place during early childhood. 8. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

9. To define the concept of self, self-regulation, and

how self-representations change across age. To understand and explain research surrounding gender differences in cognitive skills, behavior and personality.

9. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

10. To define attachment and compare and contrast the theories which explain the correlates of secure and insecure attachment. To define temperament and to understand the classification of temperament as based on the research of Thomas and Chess. To define emotion and understand how emotion becomes more individualized from infancy to and throughout childhood. 10. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

11. To examine and compare and contrast Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development with Gilligan’s Theory 11. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online quizzes and online exams.
of Moral Development. To understand the development of gender differences in moral development and their underpinnings. To understand how the development of guilt and empathy can motivate moral development.
12. To define “play,” and understand the different

levels of social play as defined by Parten. To describe the changes in play as children develop from infancy through adolescence and the cultural differences in the play of children around the world. To understand what leads some children to become unpopular

12. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

13. To understand the similarities and differences

between traditional versus non-traditional families. To demonstrate an understanding of the debate surrounding the effects of daycare.

13. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

GENERAL EDUCATION LEARNING OUTCOMES/ASSESSMENT METHODS

LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT METHODS
1. KNOWLEDGE:

Develop an introductory knowledge of child development methodology and concepts.

1. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

2. SKILLS:

Develop the ability to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze data sets and use the tools needed for communication, inquiry, analysis, and productive work.

2. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online

quizzes and online exams

3. INTEGRATION:

Work productively within and across disciplines.

3. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online quizzes and online exams
4. VALUES, ETHICS, AND RELATIONSHIPS:

Understand and apply values, ethics, and diverse perspectives in personal, civic, and cultural/global domains.

4. Online class discussions, online assignments, online journals, online quizzes and online exams

Competencies: Upon Completion of this course, students will have acquired the following competencies:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of physical and motor growth and development, cognitive and language development, and social/emotional development of children.

2. Identify and describe the basic needs of children, their individual differences and children with different needs.

3. Explain the many factors that influence development, including the cultural context.

4. Describe the developmental tasks of each age group covered by this course.

5. Recognize children in the context of their families, culture, and community.

6. Describe the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual characteristics of development of each age.

7. Describe the role play in children’s social and cognitive development.

8. Identify the aspects of hereditary and environment that have an impact on the child’s development.

9. Describe the issues and the current theories in child development.

10. Identify sources of possible abuse and neglect and describe their impact on development.

Readings: You are expected to read the material in advance of the class meeting for which it is assigned. Since there is not enough time to cover everything in the assigned chapters, only certain points will be highlighted during class lecture periods. However, exams are given based on the information contained in the book. So, for you to do just better than average on exams you will need to have read the material. You will also need to do your readings, to pass the quizzes.

Exams: There will be FOUR in-class exams. I will drop the lower of the first three exam grades. The fourth exam is mandatory unless you are notified otherwise. In order for you to be considered for exemption from the last exam, you must meet all the following requirements: (1) You must have completed ALL your assignments with a grade of 92 or higher (2) You must have completed ALL your quizzes with a grade of 90 or higher (3) You must have no more than 1 absence (for any reason) including the absence you will incur for missing the last exam, (4) You must have no more than 2 lateness’s, (for any reason), (5) you must not have a cell-phone infraction and (6) your grade must be a 93 or higher without rounding.

The format for all exams will be multiple choice questions. Under no circumstances are makeup exams given! If you miss one of the first three exams, for whatever reason, then this will be the exam that I drop. If you miss the fourth exam, that will count as a zero, unless otherwise notified by me.

Exams are given at the beginning of class and the date for each exam can be found on the schedule provided later in this document. If you are more than 20 minutes late for an exam or if someone has finished the exam and left the room (whichever comes first) you will be given a different exam. If you are more than 40 minutes late for an exam, you will not be permitted to take the exam.

Blackboard Assignments: There are 10 Blackboard assignments to complete during the semester. Each assignment will involve research, and writing. When calculating your final grade, I will drop the lowest assignment grade. Consequently, if you miss an assignment or miss the deadline for an assignment, I will drop that grade. Each assignment can be found on BlackBoard under the “Assignments” button. Please keep in mind that in lieu of classroom time you are expected to take part in on-line discussions. Therefore, if you do not post on Blackboard by the deadline, you will not be able to make up the work and you will be marked absent for that class day. At the time of grading, if you have no posting, you will receive a grade of zero.

Below you will find a grading rubric for assignments. In addition to the rubric below, assignments also contain additional information on how you will be graded. So, it’s important that you read the instructions for each assignment carefully.

When posting information, under no circumstances are you to copy and paste material without properly citing that information. Moreover, even if you cite information, you may not copy and paste large chunks of information. If you are going to use large pieces of someone else’s information you must paraphrase. I will consider the assignment plagiarized if you copy and paste information, or if you do not paraphrase. For more information on Academic Integrity, please see the Academic Integrity statement found below under “Miscellaneous”. Plagiarized assignments will receive a grade of zero.

I will only accept Blackboard assignments that have been posted by YOU. You will not receive a grade if you do not post to the Discussion Board. I need to know what effort you have put into the assignment. In addition, I will not accept an assignment that has been emailed to me, or handed in as a hard copy. Moreover, I cannot post your assignment and will not accept assignments via email.

For some assignments, you will be required to observe infants and/or children. When posting these assignments, under NO CIRCUMSTANCES are you to provide any information that might identify the infant and/or child. Should your posting contain information that might identify the infant/or child, your posting will immediately be taken down.

Quizzes: All quizzes will be given in an on-line format, are open book, and will consist of 10 multiple choice questions. In most cases, you will be required to complete a quiz BEFORE WE MEET TO DISCUSS THE MATERIAL. There are 10 quizzes throughout the semester. If you have done the requisite reading, then you should have absolutely no problem with the quizzes. However, you will have a problem if you have not done a minimum cursory reading of the material.

You will be given three chances to complete a quiz. That is, you can open a quiz for the first time, take some of the quiz, and then go back to the quiz one more time. I cannot reset a quiz once the close date and time has passed, or if you need more than two opportunities to complete a quiz. The reason I cannot reset a quiz is because, once I reset a quiz for one individual, it resets the quizzes for ALL individuals. In other words, I cannot simply reset a quiz for one person. Please note that this includes situations where you open a quiz and the quiz crashes, or something happens where a mistake is made. You also need to make sure that you SUBMIT the quiz when you are done. If you do not launch the quiz and only save the quiz, it will not be recorded in gradebook and cannot be graded at a later time. Prior to taking the first few quizzes, please read the detailed description on how to take an on-line quiz found under the button “QUIZZES”. Also, note that quizzes scramble the question order so please make sure that you keep a record of what questions you have correct and incorrect. You have an unlimited amount of time to take the quiz once it is open or until Blackboard crashes, whichever comes first. I will drop the TWO lowest quiz grades. Below please find the schedule of when quizzes open and close.

Quiz Schedule[1]

Date/Time

Open

Topic Quiz

Number

Chapter Date/Time

Close

1/29at 9am Introduction: Issues in Child Development 1 1 2/7 at 9am[2]
1/29 at 9am Theories of Development 2 2 2/14 t 9am[3]
2/7 at 9am How we Study Development 3 3 2/19 at 9am
2/19 at 9am How Children Develop: Nature through Nurture 4 4 2/28 at 9am
2/28 at 9am Prenatal Development: Birth and the Newborn 5 5 3/7 at 9am
3/5 at 9am Physical Development: The Body and the Brain 6 6 3/12 at 9am
3/12 at 9am Cognitive Development 7 7 3/26 at 9am
3/26 at 9am Language Development 8 9 4/11 at 9am
4/11 at 9am Emotional Development and Attachment 9 10 4/16 at 9am
4/16 at 9am Identity: The Self, Gender, and Moral Development 10 11 5/7 at 9am

Navigating the Blackboard site:

The following are descriptions of the buttons and features that you will be using on Blackboard for this course: ANNOUNCEMENTS – This is where I will post information about the course as we proceed. For example, I will post reminders about exams, or provide updates to the course. Please check the announcements at least once a day.

SYLLABUS– The syllabus will be posted here.

LECTURES – The PowerPoint slides for each lecture will be posted here.

ASSIGNMENTS – This is where you can download specific instructions for the Discussion Board Assignments. Please note, you will not post your Discussion Board Assignments here; rather, you will post them to the actual Discussion Board.

ASSIGNMENT HANDOUTS– This is where you will find additional readings, when needed for your assignments. You should look at the first handout, “How to Structure your Assignment,” as this will provide guidance for how the assignments are to be posted.

DISCUSSION BOARD – This will be our primary meeting place and where you will post your Discussion Board Assignments and reply with comments to your classmates and to me.

QUIZZES – Your quizzes will be available here, and a guide to “How to Take a Quiz” can be found here.

EXAM STUDY GUIDES – Once available, the study guide for your exams will be found here, and the “Grade Calculator” can be found here.

LIBRARY – This will take you to information about the City Tech Library, and provide you with information on how to log into the library from wherever you are.

TOOLS – Here you will find tools for sending e-mails, checking your grades, etc. You will also find access to the Discussion

Board and Journals here, but this information is repetitive.

BLACKBOARD HELP – Help with navigating Blackboard.

HOME PAGE – Should you choose to, you can use this area for keeping a calendar and as a reminder of when assignments

and/or exams and quizzes are due.

Technology Prerequisites: For you to be successful in this course, you will need to possess the following:

1. Access to a reasonably fast computer and reasonably fast internet access.

2. An understanding of how to use an internet browser such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozzilla. Please note that AOL does not fully support Blackboard.

3. Access to your City Tech email account, or knowledge of how to forward information from your City Tech email to another email account

CUNY Portal and Blackboard Access and Help

CUNY Portal Access and Help:

To access the CUNY portal go to https://cunyportal.cuny.edu/cpr/authenticate/portal_login.jsp . If you like you can access Blackboard from here, however see below for simpler ways.

If you need help with the CUNY Portal, for example, you do not seem to have a CUNY account no Blackboard please contact the Student Helpdesk located on the 1st Floor of the Atrium (A114), inside the Student Welcome Center. The telephone number is 718-260-4900, or e-mail them at studenthelpdesk@citytech.cuny.edu.

Blackboard Access and Help

You may access Blackboard via the City Tech website (www.citytech.cuny.edu) by clicking on the Blackboard link under “Quick Links.” If you do not have an account, click on Register Now to create a new student account. Click on Student and fill out the requested information. Type in your user name and password. Once you have logged in, you will find a link on the right side of the page named Blackboard 9.1. When you click on it, you will be redirected to your Blackboard homepage. Then click on

your course. Alternatively, you can login to Blackboard at www.cuny.edu scroll down to the end of the page and on the right, you will find a quick-link to Blackboard.

Please do not contact me if you are having trouble logging in. I can’t help with that. However:

 If you need assistance with Blackboard (your Blackboard account is not working properly), contact the Instructional Technology & Technology Enhancement Center 718-254-8565 (ask to speak to Rezual or Evelyn) or e-mail at ITEC@citytech.cuny.edu. Someone is there to answer your calls until 9pm. You can drop by the student lab, G-600, at any time during its hours of operation.

 Additionally, The Department of Instructional Technology (iTEC) website is quite useful and offers online help with Blackboard. In addition, IT also conducts free student Blackboard workshops during the semester. Here’s the link to the home page: http://websupport1.citytech.cuny.edu/

 If you need assistance with Blackboard (your Blackboard account is not working properly), contact the Instructional Technology & Technology Enhancement Center 718-254-8565 or e-mail at ITEC@citytech.cuny.edu. Alternatively, drop by the student lab, G-600, at any time during its hours of operation.

 Additionally, The Department of Instructional Technology (iTEC) website is quite useful and offers online help with Blackboard. In addition, IT also conducts free student Blackboard workshops during the semester. Here’s the link to the home page: http://websupport1.citytech.cuny.edu/

City Tech e-mail Access and Help

You must use your college e-mail to communicate in this course. If you’re having trouble with your Student Email, please contact the Student Helpdesk located on the 1st Floor of the Atrium (A114), inside the Student Welcome Center or visit http://it.citytech.cuny.edu/student-email.aspx . The telephone number is718-260-4900, or e-mail them at studenthelpdesk@citytech.cuny.edu. In general, a student’s new e-mail address will be their

firstname.lastname@mail.citytech.cuny.edu.

GRADING FOR EXAMS, QUIZZES AND ASSIGNMENTS

Exams: Exams are multiple choice, will contain approximately 30 to 40 questions, and will be graded from 0 to 100

Quizzes: Each quiz contains 10 questions and is graded from 0 to 100

Blackboard Assignments are graded using the following rubric from 0 to 100. However, specific grading criteria are also available for individual assignments and can be found under the instructions for the assignment.

GRADING ASSIGNMENT CONTENT ASSIGNMENT WRITNG STYLE
EXCELLENT

90-100

Information was

relevant to the assigned topic and ideas are fully developed. Comments are interesting and provide a unique perspective that made the reader think more about the topic. Details are supported, and examples are clearly relevant to the assignment.

Observations and critiques demonstrated higher order levels of thinking and were relevant to the discussion. Something original is provided to the reader and the concepts led to additional thought about the topic. Responses addressed questions in a meaningful way and provided the opportunity for further discussion of the topic. The document was well organized.

Paragraphs were properly constructed and few grammatical or spelling errors were found throughout the document.

VERY GOOD

80-89

Information was relevant

to the assigned topic and ideas are fully developed.

Details are supported, and examples are clearly relevant to the assignment.

Observations and critiques lacked at least one of

the above qualities, yet made a significant contribution to the overall understanding of the

assignment.

The document was well organized,

but some of the ideas were not

fully developed. Some grammatical

or spelling errors affected the flow

of the assignment.

AVERAGE

70-79

Information was relevant

to the topic, but ideas are not fully developed. Supporting details are not properly integrated and examples are not clearly relevant to the assignment.

Observations and critiques lacked two or three of

the required qualities of an A assignment. Critiques were generally based upon personal opinion or personal experience and not scientific reasoning. Responses repeated information that was available.

The document had some

organization, but some sentence structure, grammatical and spelling errors could be found throughout the document.

GRADING ASSIGNMENT CONTENT ASSIGNMENT WRITNG STYLE
AVERAGE

70-79

Information was relevant

to the topic, but concepts are not fully developed. Supporting details were not properly integrated and a limited number of examples were provided.

Observations and critiques lacked two or three of

the required qualities of an A assignment. Critiques were generally based upon opinion or personal experience, and not scientific reasoning. Responses repeated information that was available.

The document had some

organization, but some sentence structure, grammatical and spelling errors could be found throughout the document.

MINIMAL

60-69

Information was related to

the topic, but no details or examples were provided. Some information may not be accurately presented.

While the observations and critiques contained

one key point or contribution, responses were simple, such as, “I agree.” Little effort was made to generate further thought

regarding the topic. Sufficient time was not given to understanding the material.

Some attempt to proofread the

document appears to have been made, but the document is disorganized in several places. There were many sentence structure, grammatical, and spelling errors throughout the document.

UNACCEPTABLE

0-59

Little effort was made to provide information that

related to the topic, and the information was not accurately presented.

The observations and critiques added little value to the development of the assignment. There appears to have been little proofreading of the document. The

document contained serious organizational problems, and several sentence structure, grammatical and spelling errors were found throughout the document.

Calculating Your Final Grade: Your final grade will be calculated using the values found below. If you would like to know if you are passing the class at the mid semester point or if you would like to know what score or scores you will need to average a particular grade at the end of the semester, please use the Grade Calculator found on Blackboard under the button “EXAM STUDY GUIDES”. No extra credit assignments, make-up quizzes or exams will be given.

Exam 1 = 15%, Exam 2 = 15%, Exam 3 = 15%: The total value of exams is 45% of your final grade

Assignments = 45% I will only count 9 assignments, so each assignment worth 5% of your final grade.

Quizzes = 10% I will only count 8 quizzes, so each quiz is worth 1.25% of your final grade)

The College’s final grade scale is as follows:

A = 93-100 A- = 90-92.9

B+ = 87-89.9 B = 83-86.9

B- = 80-82.9 C+ = 77-79.9

D = 60-69.9 F = 59.9 and below

Attendance: Class begins at 10:00 and poor attendance will have a negative effect on your final grade. We will do in-class assignments that are worth extra credit. If you are absent, you cannot take part in the extra credit assignment. In fact, if you are not in the room when the extra credit is handed out, you cannot take part in the extra credit. Attendance is taken at the beginning of class and if your name is called and you are not in the room you will be considered absent. Taking part in, and completing on-line assignments is a requirement for this course. Should you not contribute and/or post an assignment, I will mark you absent for the day that we meet on-line and you will receive a grade of zero for the assignment. Moreover, should you get up in the middle of class and leave to attend to non-emergency matters, you will be marked late or absent depending on how long you are out of the room. If you are late more than two times that will be considered an absence, and being late more than 45 minutes will be considered an absence.

Miscellaneous

Electronic Devices: According to page 73 of the Student Handbook, “The use of cell phones is prohibited in classrooms… [and] any other areas where instruction…is taking place.” Accordingly, the use of cell phones, smart phones, or any other wireless hand-held device in this class is prohibited. Consequently, if you are found using your cell phone for whatever reason, during class I will note the infraction. Any infraction over 2 will result in a cumulative 1-point reduction of your overall grade. So, if you have 3 infractions, I will reduce your overall grade by 1 point, 4 infractions will reduce your overall grade by 2 points, and so on.

You are more than welcome to use your laptop during class, to take notes or to follow the lecture. However, if you are found using your laptop for anything other than this class, you will immediately lose this privilege.

Fellow Student’s Information: Please do not ask me to give you anyone’s paper or grades. I also cannot give out any personal information that I might have for another student. If you would like to contact a fellow student, email addresses are available on BlackBoard.

Emails: Please use email judiciously and only for classwork or other serious matters. For example, please do not email me to let me know you are going to be absent or late. Moreover, please check the syllabus before emailing me questions like, “When is the exam?”, “When is the assignment due?”, or “Are we meeting in class today?” I will NOT respond to those emails.

When you email me, please remember to include your first and last name and your class when emailing. I try to respond to emails as soon as I can, but sometimes it might take 24 hours for me to get back to you. Please also remember that if it’s not a weekend before an exam, I probably will not respond until Monday.

Availability of Course Information: If you need copies of any information, for example PowerPoint slides, the syllabus, or study sheets for exams, you can find copies of these on BlackBoard. I will not email any of this information.

Academic Integrity: The college holds the following policy regarding Academic Integrity which must be followed by everyone.

Students and all others who work with information, ideas, texts, images, music, inventions, and other intellectual property owe their audience and sources accuracy and honesty in using, crediting, and citing sources. As a community of intellectual and professional workers, the College recognizes its responsibility for providing instruction in information literacy and academic integrity, offering models of good practice, and responding vigilantly and appropriately to infractions of academic integrity. Accordingly, academic dishonesty is prohibited in The City University of New York and at New York City College of Technology and is punishable by penalties, including failing grades, suspension, and expulsion.

If you would like to read the full College Policy on Academic Integrity, please go to: https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/academicintegrity/files/2016/10/Academic-Integrity-Policy-Manual-2017.pdf

Topic, Assignment, and Exam Schedule[4]

Date Topic
1/29 First Day of Class. Welcome. Chapter 1: Introduction: Issues in Child Development[5]
1/31 Assignment 1: Introduce Yourself and Get to Know Your Fellow Classmates: Due 5:00PM. Please note that this is the ONLY assignment that is due at 5:00PM. All other assignments are due at 8:00AM.
2/5 Chapter 2: Theories of Development
2/7 Chapter 3: How We Study Development: Part 1
2/14[6] Assignment 2: Careers in Child Development: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 1: Due 8am
2/19 Chapter 3: How We Study Development: Part 2
2/21 Assignment 3: How We Study Development: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 2: Due 8am
2/26 *****EXAM 1***** Chapters 1, 2, and 3
2/28 Chapter 4: How Children Develop: Nature Through Nurture Part 1
3/5 Chapter 4: How Children Develop: Nature Through Nurture Part 2
3/7 Chapter 5: Prenatal Development, The Newborn, and the Transition to Parenthood
3/12 Chapter 6: Physical Development: The Body and the Brain
3/14 Assignment 4: Genetic Disorders: Informational Flyer: This assignment relates to the material found in Chapter 4: Due 8am
3/19 *****EXAM 2***** Chapters 4, 5, and 6
3/21 Assignment 5: Prenatal Development: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 5: Due 8am
3/26 Chapter 7: Cognitive Development Part 1
3/28 Assignment 6: Physical Development: The Body and the Brain: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 6: Due 8am.
4/2 Chapter 7: Cognitive Development Part 2
4/4 Chapter 7: Cognitive Development Part 3 (This lecture will incorporate material from Chapter 8, Intelligence and Academic

Achievement: Please see the Powerpoint Slides for the material to be covered.)

4/9 Online Assignment 7: Piagetian Tasks: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 7: Due 8am
4/11 Chapter 9: Language Development
4/16 Chapter 10: Emotional Development and Attachment: Part 1
4/187 *****EXAM 3***** Chapters 7 and 9
4/30 Online Assignment 8: Evaluating Language Development: This assignment relates to material found in Chapter 9: Due 8am
5/2 Chapter 10: Emotional Development and Attachment: Part 2
5/7 Chapter 11: Identity: The Self, Gender, and Moral Development
5/9 Online Assignment 9: Infant and Childhood Temperament: This Assignment relates to material found in Chapter 10: Due 8am
5/14 Chapter 12: Social Development, and additional reading under Assignment Handouts: Gender Labels and Play

Contribution to Children’s Selection of Playmates

5/16 Online Assignment 10: The Development of Gender Identity and Play: This assignment relates to material in Chapters 11 and 12: Due 8am
5/21 ****EXAM 4**** Chapters 10, 11, and 12
  1. Please understand: Once a quiz is closed, it cannot be opened.
  2. There is no in-class lecture for this class.
  3. This is the ONLY class where the quiz is due after the lecture. Future quizzes are due BEFORE in-class lectures.
  4. Please note that you are responsible for keeping ups with any changes made to the syllabus.
  5. You are responsible for Chapter 1 readings and quiz, but I will not cover this chapter in class.
  6. The college is closed on Tuesday February 12, for Lincoln’s Birthday.