This course deals with the study of the physical, cognitive, linguistic and soci-emotional aspect of children's growth and development within the context of their family, culture and environment. Topics include: children's thinking, nature of intelligence, language development, gender identity, attachment and other psychosocial attributes (typical and atypical) and their implications for development and learning. An integration of the above aspects will be emphasized within the context of race, class and culture to understand how children learn in school. There will be structured and integrated observation guidelines.
Prerequisite: PSY 100
Course Credit: 4