Child Behaviour and Development

Faculty
Humanities & Social Sciences
Department
Psychology
Course Code
PSYC 3320
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
This course provides an introduction to the process of development from conception to puberty. The major focuses are on developmental theory, descriptive changes in physical growth, cognition, language, social and emotional behaviour of children and applications of the research and theory.
Course Content
  1. Child Development: Theories and Themes.
  2. Research in Child Development.
  3. Genetic Basis of Child Development.
  4. Prenatal Development and Birth.
  5. Physical Development in Infants and Toddlers.
  6. Cognition in Infants and Toddlers.
  7. Social Behaviour and Personality in Infants and Toddlers.
  8. Physical Growth in Preschool Children.
  9. Cognitive Development in Preschool Children.
  10. Social Behaviour and Personality in Preschool Children.
  11. Physical Development in Middle Childhood.
  12. Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood.
  13. Social Behaviour and Personality in Middle Childhood.
Methods Of Instruction

The course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives and will include some of the following:

  • lectures
  • seminar presentations
  • audio visual materials including video
  • small group discussions and activities
  • research projects
  • student completion of the virtual child program
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation will be in accordance with Douglas College and Psychology Department policies. Evaluations will be based on the course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.

An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:

3 exams -  60%

3 papers - 30%

Oral presentation - 10%

Total - 100%

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of the course the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the research methods associated with child development.
  2. Explain the significance of heredity and environment on the developing child.
  3. Describe the factors associated with physical development, prenatally through to puberty.
  4. Describe the processes of cognitive development throughout childhood.
  5. Describe the socio-emotional changes experienced by the infant through to puberty.
  6. Explain how child developmental research can be applied to real life situations.
  7. Explain contemporary issues in child development such as, child abuse, attention-deficit disorder, special needs, role of television and video games.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:

Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:

  • Kail, R.V. and Zolner, T. Children and chronological approach (current Canadian ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson Education Canada.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Corequisites

Courses listed here must be completed either prior to or simultaneously with this course:

  • No corequisite courses

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Requisite for

This course is not required for any other course.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU PSYC 304 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PSYC 2321 (3) 2012/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU PSYC 2320 (3) 2008/01/01 to 2012/08/31
Langara College (LANG) LANG PSYC 2324 (3) 2008/01/01 to -
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU PSYC 250 (3) 2008/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 2XXX (3) 2010/09/01 to 2014/12/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 3150 (3) 2015/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 3151 (3), OL 2011/01/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 2XX (3) 2008/01/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PSYC 344 (3), OL 2008/01/01 to 2010/12/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU PSYC 345 (3) 2010/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO PSYO 2nd (3) 2008/01/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV PSYC 2nd (3) 2008/01/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC PSYC 2XX (3); DOUG PSYC 3320 (3) & DOUG PSYC 3321 (3) & DOUG PSYC 3322 (3) = UNBC PSYC 345 (3) & UNBC PSYC 2XX (6) 2008/01/01 to 2019/08/31
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV PSYC 351 (3) 2008/01/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PSYC 2XX (1.5) 2008/01/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PSYC 335 (3) 2008/01/01 to -

Course Offerings

Winter 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16010
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Quigley
Danielle
Open
Online
PSYC 3320 090 is an online course.

All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
Location
16521
Mon
04-Jan-2021
- 12-Apr-2021
04-Jan-2021
12-Apr-2021
Thompson
Joseph
Open
Online
This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
0
35
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon
18:30 - 21:20