Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in learning about human development because of how relatable the material is. Not only are the concepts easy to apply to your own life experiences, but you will form intriguing questions such that will allow for very interesting discussion amongst peers. While this course was a requirement for my major, it was a very rewarding experience for me to take it, and because I could relate on a personal level, it made the course even more enjoyable.
The course name tells you that you'll be studying about infants and child development. This includes covering physical, cognitive, lingual, perceptual development. The expectation is to participate in this class. You're knowledge will be checked regularly through routine Q&A sessions, random short answer papers, and exams. The course is designed to help you understand how children develop, and what theories exist that explain how child development takes place, and explaining evidence such as well known experiments that help us support these theories. In addition to learning about these theories, I learned how to apply them to my personal experiences.
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Advice for students:
For this course, be ready to actively participate and take notes. Use of laptops and cellphones is prohibited, as they are considered distractions. The textbook is required, and serves as a good resource to have. Be sure to read ahead of class to understand the class lectures. By reading ahead, this will also help you form questions to bring to class. There will also required podcasts and articles you must be prepared to talk about in class. In short, it's not the most difficult, but to succeed in this course, be sure to read ahead, take good notes in class, and be prepared to ask questions.