BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Child Development

Part 1


Paper Course

$ 163.00

Instructor: Jolene Christian
Credits: 0.50

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Child Development, Part 1 is an introductory course in child development that begins with theories of child development, then proceeds to trace development from pregnancy to infancy. Children do not come with a manual, but this course will help anyone who plans to be a parent or care for a child. This course also includes a discussion of heredity and parenting skills. This is the first course in a two-part Child Development series (CHILD 041 and CHILD 043).

Course Content:

1. Overview of Child Development
2. Parenting
3. Bonding, Nurturing, and Self-Concept
4. Conception, Heredity, Environment, Birth Defects
5. Characteristics of Pregnancy
6. Prenatal Development and Delivery

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.