Child Development

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Child Development

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Health Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Objective
    This course provides a general introduction to the child developmental processes that influence the growth of the physical, intellectual, and socio-emotional aspects of the child from conception through middle childhood. It begins with a review of the fundamental theories underlying child development and research methodologies. Then, normal developmental sequences, trends and problem areas will be examined with empirical studies.

    The goal of this course is to develop students? understanding of the complexities of child development. At the end of the course, students will be able to 1) describe and apply major theoretical perspectives in child development, 2) describe child behavior and development in specific content areas, and 3) observe and analyze child behavior and development in various contexts.

    Primary texts
    Kail, R. (2012). Children and their development. 6th edition. Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN-10 : 0-205-83556-2

    Santrock, J. W. (2011). Child development. 13th edition. McGraw-Hill International Edition.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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