Class Schedule (note: this may change slightly during the semester)


DATE

TOPIC

READING

ASSIGNMENT

 

1 Tue. Aug. 29

Course overview

 

 

 

2 Thu. Aug. 31

Why study development?

Ch. 1 (pp. 2-25)

 

 

3 Tue. Sept. 5

Methods for studying development

Ch. 1 (pp. 25-36)

 

 

 

4   Thu. Sept. 7

Prenatal development

Ch. 2

 

 

5 Tue. Sept. 12

Biology and Behavior

Ch. 3 (pp. 92-113)

Paper 1 HO: Physical development

 

6 Thu. Sept. 14

Brain development and physical growth

Ch. 3 (pp. 113-136)

 

 

Next four weeks: Observation at Children’s School

 

7   Tue. Sept. 19

EXAM 1

 

 

 

8   Thu. Sept. 21

Theories of cognitive development: Piaget & beyond

Ch. 4 (pp. 142-157)

 

 

9   Tue. Sept. 26

Theories of cognitive development: other theories

Ch. 4 (pp. 157-183)

 

 

10 Thu. Sept. 28

Infancy: motor development

Ch. 5 (pp.208-218)

 

 

11 Tue. Oct. 3

Infancy: Learning, cognition, and perceptual development

Ch. 5 (pp. 190-208; pp. 218-234)

 

 

12 Thu. Oct. 5

Language development 1

Ch. 6

 

 

13 Tue. Oct 10

Language development 2

Ch. 6

 

 

14 Thu. Oct 12

EXAM 2

 

 

 

15 Tue. Oct 17

Conceptual development

Ch. 7

Paper 1 due: Paper 2 HO: Cognitive/Social development

 

16 Thu. Oct 19

Mid-semester break: NO CLASS

 

 

 

Next four weeks: Observation at Children’s School

 

17 Tue. Oct 24

Intelligence

Ch. 8

 

 

18 Thu. Oct 26

Theories of social development

Ch. 9

19 Tue. Oct 31

Social development theories cont.

Ch. 9

Paper 3 HO: Generations

 

20 Thu. Nov. 2

Emotional development

Ch. 10

 

 

21 Tue. Nov 7

EXAM 3

 

 

 

22 Thu. Nov 9

Attachment and identity

Ch. 11

 

 

23 Tue. Nov 14

Identity cont. and self esteem

Ch. 11

 

 

24 Thu. Nov 16

Family

Ch. 12

 

 

27 Tue. Nov 21

 

                                                                   THANKSGIVING: NO CLASS

 

28 Thu. Nov 23

 

29 Tue. Nov. 28

Peers and Friends

Ch. 13

Paper 2 due

 

30 Thu. Nov. 30

Gender

Ch. 15

 

 

31 Tue. Dec. 5

Conclusions

Ch. 16

Paper 3 due

 

32 Thu. Dec. 7

EXAM 4 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Class Schedule (note: this may change slightly during the semester)


DATE

TOPIC

READING

ASSIGNMENT

 

1 Tue. Aug. 30

Course overview

 

 

 

2 Thu. Sept. 1

Why study development?

Ch. 1 (pp. 2-22)

 

 

3 Tue. Sept. 6

Methods for studying development

Ch. 1 (pp. 23-36)

 

 

 

4   Thu. Sept. 8

Prenatal development

Ch. 2

 

 

5 Tue. Sept. 13

Biology and Behavior

Ch. 3 (pp. 85-106)

Paper 1 HO: Physical development

 

6 Thu. Sept. 15

Brain development and physical growth

Ch. 3 (pp. 106-127)

 

 

Next four weeks: Observation at Children’s School

 

7   Tue. Sept. 20

EXAM 1

 

 

 

8   Thu. Sept. 22

Theories of cognitive development: Piaget & beyond

Ch. 4 (pp. 130-145)

 

 

9   Tue. Sept. 27

Theories of cognitive development: other theories

Ch. 4 (pp. 145-167)

 

 

10 Thu. Sept. 29

Infancy: motor development

Ch. 5 (pp.188-198)

 

 

11 Tue. Oct. 4

Infancy: Learning, cognition, and perceptual development

Ch. 5 (pp. 198-212; pp. 172-188)

 

 

12 Thu. Oct. 6

Language development 1

Ch. 6

 

 

13 Tue. Oct 11

Language development 2

Ch. 6

 

 

14 Thu. Oct 13

EXAM 2

 

 

 

15 Tue. Oct 18

Conceptual development

Ch. 7

Paper 1 due: Paper 2 HO: Cognitive/Social development

 

16 Thu. Oct 20

Mid-semester break: NO CLASS

 

 

 

Next four weeks: Observation at Children’s School

 

17 Tue. Oct 25

Intelligence

Ch. 8

 

 

18 Thu. Oct 27

Theories of social development

Ch. 9

19 Tue. Nov. 1

Social development theories cont.

Ch. 9

Paper 3 HO: Generations

 

20 Thu. Nov. 3

Emotional development

Ch. 10

 

 

21 Tue. Nov 8

EXAM 3

 

 

 

22 Thu. Nov 10

Attachment and identity

Ch. 11

 

 

23 Tue. Nov 15

Identity cont. and self esteem

Ch. 11

 

 

24 Thu. Nov 17

Family

Ch. 12

 

 

27 Tue. Nov 22

 

                                                                   THANKSGIVING: NO CLASS

 

28 Thu. Nov 24

 

29 Tue. Nov. 29

Peers and Friends

Ch. 13

Paper 2 due

 

30 Thu. Dec 1

Gender

Ch. 15

 

 

31 Tue. Dec. 6

Conclusions

Ch. 16

Paper 3 due

 

32 Thu. Dec. 8

EXAM 4