This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Why do children act the way they do? Why don’t babies sleep through the night? Why do children throw temper tantrums? Why can’t young children follow the rules of a game? These questions and many more will be answered in this course where we will learn about child development from a Catholic perspective.
Special Notes: Course materials are provided free. Additional pre-recorded lectures are provided in addition to the recorded class meetings.
Total Classes: 12
Duration: 55 minutes per class
Suggested Grade Level: 10th to 12th grade
Suggested Credit: One full semester of Psychology or College Preparatory Psychology
This course is an introduction to child development and will cover many of the major child development theories and research and focus on physical, cognitive, and social & emotional development from a Catholic perspective.
Parents should note that mature topics will be touched upon including prenatal development and gender development.
Class 1: Introduction to Child Development
Class 2: Prenatal Development
Class 3: Infancy & Toddlerhood: Physical Development
Class 4: Infancy & Toddlerhood: Cognitive Development
Class 5: Infancy & Toddlerhood: Social & Emotional
Class 6: Early Childhood: Physical Development
Class 7: Early Childhood: Cognitive Development
Class 8: Early Childhood: Social & Emotional
Class 9: Middle Childhood: Physical Development
Class 10: Middle Childhood: Cognitive Development
Class 11: Middle Childhood: Social & Emotional
Class 12: What’s next? A brief intro on Adolescence
Homework: There will be pre-recorded lectures to view in addition to the recorded classes. Students will take online quizzes and complete weekly written activities and discussion questions. An application paper applying child development principles to some form of media will also be required (approx. four to six pages). Expect to spend 1-3 hours per week on homework outside of class.
Course Materials: All materials will be provided by the instructor.