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CHFD215 - Introduction to Child Development

Course Details

Course Code: CHFD215 Course ID: 3744 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course addresses the research and theory of child development from conception through the end of childhood. Topics include the child’s emotional, perceptual, and intellectual development, with attention to the social, cultural, and biological context in which children develop. Practical applications of theory and research will be emphasized.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session
02/24/20 - 07/31/20 08/03/20 - 09/27/20 Summer 2020 Session I 8 Week session
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will have demonstrated an ability to apply knowledge of the following:

  1. Identify major child development theories and issues.
  2. Examine research methods relevant to child psychology.
  3. Identify the major growth and development issues associated with the early life stages.
  4. Explore the biological, social/cultural, cognitive and emotional development of the child.
  5. Identify the contributions of major theorists to the study of child development.
  6. Engage in critical thinking regarding child development issues.
NameGrade %
Forums 50.00 %
Forum 1 6.25 %
Forum 2 6.25 %
Forum 3 6.25 %
Forum 4 6.25 %
Forum 5 6.25 %
Forum 6 6.25 %
Forum 7 6.25 %
Forum 8 6.25 %
Assignments 30.00 %
Final Project 30.00 %
Quizzes 20.00 %
Week 4 Quiz R 5.00 %
Week 5 Quiz R 5.00 %
Week 2 Quiz R 5.00 %
Week 3 Quiz R 5.00 %
Unassigned 0.00 %
Week 1 Quiz R 0.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:
ISBN: N/A

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.