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 Course Title:   Child Development II

 Title Abbreviation:   CHILD DEVELOPMENT II

 Department:    EDUC&

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5.5

 CIP:    131501

 EPC:    839

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Survey of the development of children from middle childhood through adolescence. Includes social, emotional, physical, motor, intellectual, moral and language characteristics. History, philosophy and theories of development applied to current educational settings.


Prerequisite: EDUC& 115 or department chair permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 44

Lab: 22

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Social Sciences, Required for ATA degree, Elective  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU EDEC 332 All courses taught at upper division level. These have been developed for teacher certification. Community College developed early childhood certification programs with parallel state requirements. Courses equivalent.
EWU CEDP 313 See above
WWU PSYCH 372 See above

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the different areas of development.
  2. Identify the principles of development.
  3. Identify developmental sequences.
  4. Keep appropriate child and youth information.
  5. Apply understanding of children and youth and their behavior to all human behaviors.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of ecological view of development and the implications of a diverse society.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.

Course Contents

  1. Principles and theories of development.
  2. Observation guidelines and techniques.
  3. Developmental patterns.
  4. Ages and stages.
  5. Physical development.
  6. Motor development.
  7. Language development.
  8. Emotional development.
  9. Social development.
  10. Self-concept and identify development.
  11. Sex-role development, puberty, sexual activity.
  12. Hazards of substance abuse.
  13. Cognitive development.
  14. Moral development.
  15. The developing child in his/her school and community.
  16. Peer relationships.
  17. Family relationships.
  18. Influence of culture on development.