E421 – Human Development I: Psychosocial Development in Infancy and Childhood

3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the study of social and emotional
development from birth through the school years, presenting
and critiquing a Western social science point of view.
It primarily considers how children experience themselves
and others; how the contexts of relationships and culture
impact the young child’s social and emotional development;
and the interaction of biological, psychological, and
social forces. Students are expected to acquire a working
knowledge of the emotional and social domains of development
through the integration of natural observation
of infants, pre-schoolers, and school-aged children with
relevant theory and research. (Doctoral students who have
graduated from Erikson’s master’s degree program and
have already taken CHLD C421 Human Development I
are not required to take this course.)

Programs that require this course: