SRJC Course Outlines

4/23/2024 10:41:50 AMCHLD 110.4 Course Outline as of Spring 2002

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 110.4Title:  DEV TRENDS/ADOLES  
Full Title:  Developmental Trends in Adolescents
Last Reviewed:2/14/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CHILD110.4

Catalog Description:
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Developmental trends of the adolescent child; physical, intellectual, emotional, and social. Discussion of the role of peers and family. Special problems and issues as they relate to the teen years.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Developmental trends of the adolescent child; physical, intellectual, emotional & social. Discussion of the role of peers & family. Special problems & issues as they relate to the teen years.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  The students will be able to:
     1. Identify  the onset of puberty.
     2. Apply   developmental theory as it applies
        to the adolescent child.
     3. Compare and assess the physical, social, and emotional
        differences of adolescence from other stages of human
     4. Demonstrate knowledge of the intellectual and cognitive
        development of the adolescent child.
     5. Contrast the influence of peers and family on the
     6. Formulate appropriate strategies for adults working with
        this age group.
     7. Identify and evaluate issues that relate to the teenage years
        including but not limited to pregnancy, sexual abuse,
        suicides, stress, AIDS.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Physical development of the adolescent child - puberty.
 2.  Intellectual development - formal operational thinking.
 3.  Development of self and identity for the adolescent.
 4.  Moral and sexual development of the teenager.
 5.  The influence of peers and family - current research.
 6.  Teenage reaction to stress - vanishing markers.
 7.  The role of adults and schools in supporting optimal growth
     and development.
 8.  Resources  for teenagers and their families.
 9.  Current issues for the adolescent.

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  1.  Reaction essays to situations, speakers and current research.
 2.  Complete study questions on text, class discussions, and
 3.  Complete naturalistic observation on several ages of the
 4.  Reading of assigned text and handouts and be prepared to
     discuss in class.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
15 - 70%
Written homework, Essay exams, REACTION PAPERS
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 50%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 50%
Field work
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 25%
Multiple choice, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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 Elkind.  Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1998.

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