DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD ( Archived )
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                                               CURRICULUM
   
     

PCC Curriculum Proposal Steps - Getting Started

 
     
Subject Code and Course Number (i.e. LIB 010)

PSYC  

  021

Division:  Select one of the following 

SSC - School of Humanities and Social Sciences

   
 Please summarize the need/purpose/reason for this proposal:    


   
     
EMP Number & Descriptor


 
 
     
Course Title:

  DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: THE CHILD

 
     
SLOs
(Student Learning Outcomes)
Please number the SLOs.

1. Using (and/or applying) basic terms, facts, principles, and theories from the field of child developmental psychology, students will explain (and/or demonstrate their understanding of) behavior and cognitive processes, drawing from historically important, relevant cross-cultural, and contemporary perspectives, including biological, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and socio-cultural approaches.

2. Using terminology and elements of the scientific method, students will compare and distinguish between scientific and non-scientific approaches to the study of child development and behavior, as well as evaluate the strength of evidence offered in support of a given hypothesis, theory or conclusion.

3. Given a topic in psychology, students will demonstrate their ability to research and apply psychological concepts and theories to scientific and/or popular media in a written or oral report.






 
     
SPOs
(Student Performance Objectives)
Please number the SPOs as they relate to the SLOs. For example, if there are three SPOs that support SLO 1, they should be labeled 1a, 1b, 1c.

1. Respond appropriately to examination questions that require a
working knowledge of the basic terminology, facts, principles, and
theories in developmental psychology, with emphasis on the
following areas:
- biological, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, and
sociocultural approaches
- hereditary and environmental influences
- language development and usage
- intellectual development and creativity
- gender role development
- moral development
- self-concept and personality development.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of scientific method and measurement
as applied in the study of child developmental psychology. Topics
to include the following:
- scientific method--nature of theories and facts
- research methods and experimental design
- critical thinking in the evaluation and interpretation of
research
- testing and measurement--concept of sigificance; use of basic
statisical concepts; and validity and reliability.
3. Compare and contrast historically important and contemporary
developmental psychology theories.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of how child psychology theories
and methods may be applied in the following areas:
- family and peer relationships
- education, recreation,a ndplay and play
- television and other entertainment media.




 
     
CCOs
(Course Content Outline)
For a SCIENCE lab, please separate the lecture CCOs from the lab CCOs

1. History of child developmental psychology
A. Important early theorists and theories
B. Contemporary theorists and theories
2. Scientific method in child developmental psychology
A. Development and refinement of theories
B. Research methods and experimental design
C. Critical thinking in the evaluation and interpretation of
research
3. Interaction of hereditary and environmental influences on child
development
4. Biological and ecological/sociolcultural approaches
5. Prenatal development and birth
A. Developmental milestones and stages
B. Influence of teratogens
C. Delivery: stages, alternatives, and potential complications
6. Infancy
A. Physical, neurological, motor, perceptual, and cognitive
development
B. Temperamental differences
C. Attachment and social development
7. Pre-school (play age) children
A. Physical, neurological, motor, perceptual, and cognitive
development
B. Self-concept, gender role, and personality development
C. Social development: familty communication and discipline;
day-care; culture
8. School age children
A. Physical, neurological, motor, perceptual, and cognitive
development
B. Self-concept and personality development
C. Moral development: acceptance of group norms; empathy;
prosocial behavior
D. Social development: impact of peers, school, media, culture
9. Adolescence
A. Physical, neurological, motor, perceptual, and cognitive
development
B. Self-concept and identity development
C. Moral development: self-accepted values
D. Social development: impact of peers, school, work, media,
culture
10. Children with special needs
11. Social issues affecting children

 
     
Methods of Instruction



 
     
Methods of Evaluation of Student Performance


 
     
Assignments


Each student is required to turn in two term papers over the course of the semester. Each paper should be about 3-4 pages in length and should discuss readings from outside sources as they relate to information presented in text and lecture. The purpose of these papers is to demonstrate writing and analytical skill. You may write on any two of the following topics and turn them in by the dates in the schedule.

Paper One pick any ONE of the following topics
1. Is attachment a universal or a culture-specific phenomenon do children everywhere have the same patterns of development or does culture determine the trajectory?
2. Is attachment stable or unstable do the characteristics remain the same over the lifespan or do they change as the individual grows?
3. Is temperament genetic or environmental does nature or nurture play a greater role in development?
4. Is temperament stable or unstable do the characteristics remain the same over the lifespan or do they change as the individual grows?

Paper Two pick any ONE of the following topics
1. Is intelligence determined by nature or nurture? Do environmental factors or genes determine intelligence?
2. Is intelligence stable or unstable? Does it remain the same over the lifespan or does it change as the child grows?
3. Is intelligence universal or culture-specific? Do children everywhere have similar patterns of intelligence or is it a result of culture

Paper Three pick any ONE of the following topics
1. Is identity determined by nature or nurture? Does environment or genetic inheritance determine identity?
2. Is identity universal or culture-specific? Do adolescents everywhere experience the same patterns of development or does culture determine the trajectory

You should start by reading about the topics in your textbook. Then you also need to research the topic in the college library, online, and any other academic resources that are available to you. For each paper, you will need to cite at least two peer reviewed journal articles, or books. Your best source will be the Psych Articles database on the library website. You may also search Proquest, Google Scholar, ERIC databases, or any other reliable source to find the relevant research.

In writing your paper, it is important to remember to stick to your topic depth is far more important than breadth. I will also grade for the level of analysis of the outside sources, and the degree to which you have drawn comparisons between your readings and the text/lecture information. I am looking for more than a superficial comparison of the sources you read.

You may use internet sources as part of your outside reference requirement for any of the papers. However you need to be sure and evaluate these sources accurately in terms of their currency and authorship. You may want to go to your library website at http://www.pasadena.edu/library/citing.htm to see a list of sources for evaluating websites, or read the following websites to get an idea about how to evaluate online sources:
http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/web-eval-sites.htm
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/Evaluate.html

 
     

                                               TECHNICAL DETAILS

 

Catalog Description


Growth processes and dynamics of psychological development from conception through adolescence; physical, cognitive, emotional, personality, and social development of the child and adolescent. Total of 54 hours lecture.
Transfer Credit: CSU; UC credit limitations. See counselor.

   
Prerequisite(s)
Completion of Prerequisite Validation Form (Form B) is required for each prerequisite


   
Corequisite(s)
Completion of Prerequisite Validation Form (Form B) is required for each corequisite


   
Recommended Preparation
Completion of Prerequisite Validation Form (Form B) is required for each recommended preparation


   
Enrollment Limitations



   
Units
This does NOT apply to Non-Credit courses.

3.0

   
Number of Contact Hours per Semester









Hours By Arrangement
(Work Experience, Field Experience, Independent Study, Internships)


Lec:

  54

  

 

         
TBA Lec:

  

            

 

Lab:

  

           
TBA Lab:

  

           
Activity:

  

           
TBA Activity:

  

           
ByArrangement:

  

           
Total:

  

           
 

  

           
   
Instructional Activities associated with TBA
Complete this section ONLY if the course has a TBA component


   
Repeatability

The repeatable restrictions apply for Credit Courses do not apply to Non-Credit Courses. Only Non-Credit Courses can be repeated on unlimited number of times.






Number of times     Not Repeatable

Reason for Repeatability:

Courses for which repetition is necessary to meet major requirements of CSU or UC for completion of a bachelor's degree

Intercollegiate Athletics

Intercollegiate academic or vocational competition

If one or more of the above boxes are checked, please explain the reason, and be prepared to submit paperwork to support the choice when the proposal is submitted:

 


Additional SLOs:  0

 

 

Methods of Delivery

 (check all that apply)

Completion of Form D is required if requesting the option to deliver the course in a hybrid or online format

Face-to-Face

 

On-Line – Primarily taught via Internet

     (Requires Form D)

 

Hybrid – Blend of On-Campus and  On-Line  

     (Requires Form D)

ITV – Instructional T.V.

     (Requires Form D)

 

 

Maximum Class Size (NCN)

              35

   
Minimum Qualifications (Discipline)






PSYCHOLOGY

   
Semester of First Offering Select one 

             Summer

   
Grading Option Select one of the following  GC - Credit course for grade or pass/no pass
   
  COURSE APPLICABILITY, TRANSFER AND ARTICULATION
   
Course Credit Status:

State Transfer Code:

State Classification Code:

Basic Skills Status/Level:

Purpose of Course
(check all that apply)

If the course is currently trasnferable, please contact the Articulation Officer,  as soon as possible to discuss the modifications.

If the course is part of a CareerTech Certificate, please contact the CareerTech Dean,
as soon as possible to discuss the modifications.
























Aligns with C-ID Decriptor: Please specify   

AA-T/AS-T requirement: Please specify   

UC Transferable





IGETC Area: Specify Area 

4: Social and Behavioral Sciences
4I: Psychology
4I - Psychology





CSU GE Breadth Area: Specify Area 

D-9 PsychologyLifelong Learning and Self-Development





Gen Ed. Local AA degree: Please specify 

Social and Behavioral Sciences

AA/AS Diversity Requirement in: 
 

Global Studies

 

Ethnic & Gender Studies

Other: Please specify 

CareerTech Certificate: Indicate name of Certificate(s) 

Non-Credit Certificate: Indicate name of certificate 

Non-Credit Adult High School Diploma 
   
 

REPRESENTATIVE TEXTBOOKS OR OTHER MATERIALS

(You do not NEED to enter information for all five books, but you are welcome to.)

 

Book 1

Author:

  Berk

 

Title:

  Infants, Children and Adolescents

 

Publisher:

  Pearson

 

Date of Publication:

  2011

 

Edition:

  7th

 

Book 2

Author:

  Berger

 

Title:

  Developing Person through Childhood and Adolescence

 

Publisher:

  Worth

 

Date of Publication:

  2011

 

Edition:

  9th

 

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Book 5 

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Other materials and/or supplies required of students: 


 

 

 

RESOURCES & DEPARTMENT PLANNING

Additional Resources Needed



   
Facilities Needed to Teach this Course


   
Equipment Needed to Teach this Course



   
  PROGRAM APPLICABILITY
Program Information
Please check one

In an approved program.

Part of a new program.

Not part of an approved program.

   
Program Category
Please check one

General Education

Career and Technical Education Program

Noncredit Program

   
TOP Code Information
To be provided by the CareerTech Dean

Program title - TOP Code:  Psychology, General- 200100

   
SAM Code
To be provided by the CareerTech Dean











A   Apprenticeship course (Courses offered to apprentices only.)   

   

B   Advanced occupational (Courses taken in the advanced stages of an occupational program.

            Each “B” level course must have a “C” level prerequisite in the same program area.)

C   Clearly occupational (Courses taken in the middle stages of an occupational program.

            Should provide the student with entry-level job skills.)

D   Possibly occupational (Courses taken in the beginning stages of an occupational program.)

 

E   Non-occupational

   
Instructional Methods:

   Lecture

   Lab

   Lecture & Lab

   Distance Ed / Online Course

   Independent Study

   Work Experience

   TBA

   
  NON-CREDIT ONLY
Funding Category
Only for Non-Credit Courses
Please check one
















A

English as a Second Language

B

Immigrant Education

C

Elementary & Secondary Education

D

Health & Safety Education

E

Education Programs for Persons with Substantial Disabilities

F

Parenting Education

G

Family & Consumer Sciences

H

Education Programs for Older Adults

I

Short-term Vocational Programs With High Employment Potential

J

Workforce Preparation Enhanced Funding

K

Other Non-Credit Enhanced Funding

L

Non-enhanced Funding

 

SECTION B: Technical Section

 

1. Master Course Number:

 

Assoc. Degree Applicable - CSU/UC transferable

 

 

 

 

4. Course Format and Duration (Consult with Division Dean before completing options below)

4a. Standard Term Hrs per Wk

      

Lecture/Discussion:  

               3

 

Lecture/Discussion:  

                 

Lab:

                 

 

Lab:

                 

Activity:

(TBA Lab)

                 

 

Activity:

(TBA Lab)

                 

By Arrangement:

(Independent study, Internship,

Work Experience)

                 

 

By Arrangement:

(Independent study, Internship,

Work Experience)

                 

Total Hrs per Wk

               3

 

Total Hrs

                 

 

4b. Number of weeks:

Course will be typically offered for   17    weeks.

 

 

 

 

F   Clearly academic

G   General academic

H   General education

I    Skill development

X   Other