PSYC-270 Principles in Childhood & Society
Fall for 2017-2018
Spring for 2017-2018
This is a required gateway module (UNXP-200) that introduces students to the challenges in childhood course cluster and its major content. This 1 credit module runs the first 4 weeks of the semester and focuses on theory and research related to children’s physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral health and the social contexts in which they live, learn, and play. The gateway module is organized around key influences that challenge or protect children during their journey to adulthood: genetic, prenatal and environmental factors; family, peers, and significant adults; educational and health systems; mass media and community exposure; and political, socio-cultural, and economic forces. The module introduces students to these complex and interacting pressures on children’s development, their biopsychosocial origins, and their impact on educational, economic, health, and mental health outcomes. This module runs on a Tuesday/Thursday 1 class period schedule. In combination with 2 other 1 credit modules from the CC&S course series these 3 credits can be bundled to make a course. For psychology majors this bundled course meets the requirement of the area 1/2 requirement for majors and minors. See also UNXP201, 202, 203 for more information on Challenges in Childhood and Society course modules. It is possible for students to enroll in all 4 modules. Students may accrue credits across 2 semesters and bundle into a course.
Module 1, Weeks 1-4, UNXP-200/ Psyc 270 (1 credit) -Required. No prerequisite.

Module 2, Weeks 5-8, UNXP-201/Psyc 271 (1 credit) - Prerequisite: UNXP-200/Psyc 270.

Module 3, Weeks 9-13, UNXP-202/Psyc 272 (1 credit) - Prerequisite: UNXP-200/Psyc 200.

and/or

Module 3, Weeks 9-13, UNXP-203/Psyc 273 (1 credit) Prerequisites: UNXP-200/Psyc 270 and UNXP-201/Psyc 271 (or permission of Instructor).
Credits: 1
Prerequisites: None
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