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ECE 107 - Human Development and Relations

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Analysis of the elements that affect growth and development throughout the human life span. Includes theories and global perspectives, prenatal development, oral language development, development within domains, parenting styles, death and dying, local and community influences, and theories in action.

Information: Students must have college-level reading and writing skills to be successful in ECE courses.
Gen-Ed: Meets AGEC - SBS; Meets CTE - SBS.

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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe theories and global perspectives of human development (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 2a).
  2. Discuss factors affecting prenatal development and the birth process (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c; 2c). 
  3. Explain theories and the sequence of oral language development (NAEYC 1b; 2b; 2c).
  4. Describe factors in physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral development through the life span (NAEYC 1a, 1b, 1c, 2a,).
  5. Distinguish the styles of parenting and their effect on human development (NAEYC 2a, 2b, 2c).
  6. Identify individual and cultural attitudes toward death and dying (NAEYC 2a; 2b).
  7. Relate the impact of local and community issues to the developing human at different ages (NAEYC 2a, 2b, 2c).
  8. Apply one or more concepts of human development. (NAEYC 6d). 

  1. Theories and Global Perspectives
    1. Theories of development from various theorists
    2. Familial and cultural influences
    3. Global perspectives
    4. Heredity and environment
    5. Research methods
  2. Prenatal Development and Birth
    1. Biological transmission of heredity
    2. Environmental Influences
    3. Prenatal development of the fetus
    4. Childbirth methods and issues
  3. Oral Language Development
    1. Development of language areas of the brain
    2. Stages of language development
    3. Hearing development
    4. Bilingual language development
  4. Development Within Domains
    1. Social domain
    2. Cognitive domain
    3. Physical domain
    4. Emotional domain
    5. Moral domain
  5. Parenting Styles
    1. Types of parenting
    2. Discipline vs. punishment
    3. Familial and cultural traditions         
  6. Death and Dying
    1. Familial and cultural attitudes
    2. Individual characteristics
    3. Community and family relationships
    4. Types of care
    5. Stages of dying
  7. Local and Community Influences
    1. Community issues and characteristics affecting families and individuals
    2. Community resources
    3. Environmental issues
    4. Health and wellness
  8. Concepts in Action/Groups Projects
    1. Assessment
    2. Development
    3. Implementation
    4. Evaluation
    5. Replication

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