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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: CHFD307 Course ID: 3585 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of theories, research and practical interventions concerning the psychological development of the child from conception to puberty. Course content focuses on biological, intellectual, emotional and social development, and the dynamics of family, peer, school and other environmental influences.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Institutional Learning Objectives

Program Objectives

Course Objectives

Specialized Knowledge

Describe the scope and principal theories of early childhood care and education.

  1. Identify the basic theories of child psychology.
  2. Describe theories relating to the normal development of language in children and speech pathology.
  3. Discuss and identify heredity, stages, as well as growth and emotional phases of child psychology.

Broad, Integrative Knowledge

Describe how existing knowledge and practice in early childhood care and education is tested and revised.

4. Describe research methods in child psychology.

Intellectual Skills

Use appropriate research documents on early childhood care and education, and cite appropriately.

5. Describe an important aspect of childhood or adolescence that causes or affects developmental difficulties.

Applied Learning

Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts learned in the classroom to real-life settings

6. Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize a variety of interventions designed to assist children or adolescents deal with developmental difficulties.

Civic Learning

Describe his/her own cultural background and how this background has influenced his/her own beliefs, and practices in the field of child development and family studies.

7. Describe the resources available in the community to help children and adolescents overcome developmental difficulties.


Throughout the course, you will have assignments that require reading and synthesis of and response to course content.

The following are helpful resources for APA formatting:

NameGrade %
Forum Activities 40.00 %
Week 1 Forum 5.00 %
Week 2 Forum 5.00 %
Week 3 Forum 5.00 %
Week 4 Forum 5.00 %
Week 5 Forum 5.00 %
Week 6 Forum 5.00 %
Week 7 Forum 5.00 %
Week 8 Forum 5.00 %
Assignments 60.00 %
Week 8 Assign. 20.00 %
Week 3 Assign. 20.00 %
Week 6 Assign. 20.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.