Course Description

Course Name

Child Development

Session: VSOF3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Objective
This course provides a general introduction to the child developmental processes that influence the growth of the physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional aspects of the child from conception through middle childhood. It begins with a review of the fundamental theories underlying child development and research methodologies. Then, normal developmental sequences, trends and problem areas will be examined with empirical studies.

The goal of this course is to develop students? understanding of the complexities of child development. At the end of the course, students will be able to 1) describe and apply major theoretical perspectives in child development, 2) describe child behavior and development in specific content areas, and 3) observe and analyze child behavior and development in various contexts.

Primary texts
Kail, R. (2012). Children and their development. 6th edition. Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-10 : 0-205-83556-2

Santrock, J. W. (2011). Child development. 13th edition. McGraw-Hill International Edition.

*Course content subject to change