Undergraduate Courses

Child Development
CHLD 125a/PSYC 125a/TPRP 125a
Nancy Close, Ph.D. & Carla Horwitz
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:20 p.m.
Capacity: 25 students
Calvin Hill Day Care
Syllabus

The reading of selected material with supervised participant-observer experience in infant programs, a day-care and kindergarten center, or a family day-care program. Regularly scheduled seminar discussions emphasize both theory and practice. An assumption of the course is that it is not possible to understand children - their behavior and development - without understanding their parents and the relationship between child and parents. The focus is on infancy as well as early childhood. Enrollment limited to juniors and seniors. Meets requirement for Teacher Preparation's early childhood certification.


Early Childhood Methods
CHLD 127/PSYC 127/TPRP 127
Nancy Close, Ph.D. & Carla Horwitz
Thursdays 2:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Capacity: 10-15 students
Calvin Hill Day Care
Syllabus

Development of curricula for preschool children - infants, toddlers, three-, four-, and five-year-olds - in light of current research and child development theory. Meets requirement for Teacher Preparation's early childhood certification.


Autism and Related Disorders
CHLD 350/PSYC 350/
Fred Volkmar, M.D. & James McPartland Ph.D.
Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:20 p.m.
Senn Room; SHM IG132
Capacity: 15 students

Topics in the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and natural history of childhood autism and other severe disorders of early onset. Retardation, behavioral disorders, and childhood psychosis. Supervised experience. Prerequisite: an introductory psychology course.