This course provides students with an introduction to theories, methods, concepts, and research findings relevant to human development from prenatal through adolescence. The importance of individual differences, the effects of heredity and environment, and the ethical issues involved in the research are discussed. Application to child care situations are explored in lectures in reference to children and their families, including children with disabling conditions. Students will be required to read from the text and other references as required.
English 12, ENGL 050, ENGL 055 or successful placement on CAT 3 English placement test