Apr 24, 2024  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDES 5401 Infancy

3 semester hours

This course focuses on the first three years of life. It is designed to provide a broad overview of prenatal, infant, and toddler development. Students will advance their understanding of empirical research, application of theory, and analysis. Specifically, theoretical frameworks and contemporary research that have advanced knowledge of infant and toddler development (prenatal to 3 years of age) will be examined and analyzed. Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of developmental milestones as they are manifested by infants and toddlers as well as be introduced to specific disorders and delays associated with early childhood development. Students will explore the environmental influences on development such as parenting, poverty, second language acquisition, disability, and policy. Field experience will be required.

Special approval required.