IMH106 - Human Development

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Subject Title
Human Development

Subject Description
This course is an in-depth study of growth, development and learning of the child from conception through toddlerhood.  This course examines diverse theories of development and engages students in discussion of the principles and tenets of those theories.  Close attention is paid to those areas of development that support the positive mental health outcomes of infants.

Credit Status
IMH 106 is a process course.  Students are required to attend a minimum of 75% of face to face classes in order to be eligible to earn a passing grade.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Compare various theorists and their approaches to child development focusing on infancy and early childhood.
  2. Explain the relationship between genetics and the environment and its impact on lifetime growth.
  3. Distinguish the life skills involved in positive mental health development in young children.
  4. Analyze traditional views of child and human development using diverse cultural 
  5. Summarize typical development, prenatal to 3 years.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
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