SRJC Course Outlines

6/30/2022 12:55:28 AMCHLD 183 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CHLD 183Title:  SCREEN MEDIA & CHILD DEV  
Full Title:  Screen Media and Child Development
Last Reviewed:12/9/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course will examine the influence of screen media on development in the early childhood years, from birth through age eight.  This course is designed to provide teachers in early education, and others, with the skills and information necessary for interpreting the impacts of screen media on the developing child.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Completion of CHLD 10 and Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course will examine the influence of screen media on development in the early childhood years, from birth through age eight.  This course is designed to provide teachers in early education, and others, with the skills and information necessary for interpreting the impacts of screen media on the developing child.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Completion of CHLD 10 and Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Describe the various impacts of screen media in children's lives, birth through age eight.
2. Understand the influence of screen media on the child's evolving cognitive, biosocial, and psychosocial development.
3. Analyze child, family, community, and media interrelationships.  
 

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Students will be able to:
1. Describe the effects of screen media use on a child's growth and development.
2. Summarize research on screen media use.
3. Identify best practices for educating children and caregivers in media literacy skills.
4. Evaluate screen media safety and security guidelines.
5. Use various professional resources related to screen media.
6. Outline skills for community engagement and advocacy related to screen media.
7. Understand the impact of screen media on family and community systems.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Screen Media Statistics and Usage Patterns
II. Effects of Screen Media on a Child's Development
    A. Cognitive Development
         1. Brain development and a child's limits of understanding
         2. Media as an educational tool
   B. Biosocial Development
         1. Health impacts
         2. Motor development impacts
         3. Potential benefits to physical development
    C. Psychosocial Development
         1. Prosocial behaviors
         2. Stereotypes and social messages
         3. Mental Health
         4. Consumerism
III. Screen Media and Child, Family, and Community Relationships
     A. Screen media in the context of family life
    B. Screen media and social and political contexts
    C. Adults modeling of screen use
IV. Advocacy
    A. Children's development in a media-saturated world
    B. Avenues for advocacy
    C. Media Literacy
         1. Media literacy skills
         2. Media literacy toolbox
    D. Resources for media advocacy

Assignments:
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1. Weekly reading assignments from the text, handouts, and/or the internet, of approximately
    20 pages per week
2. Reflective writing; personal response to material presented in class and reading; 3-5 papers,
    4-6 pages each
3. Group research project on selected topic pertaining to screen media and media culture
    requiring research and an interactive, in-class presentation of approximately 10 minutes
    and a written report of 4-6 pages
4. Written evaluations on children's screen media products; 3 - 5 pages per evaluation
5. Participation in class discussions and problem solving activities
6. Quiz(zes) (0-17)
7. Exams (2-5)

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
30 - 50%
Reflective writing; response papers; written evaluations on screen media products
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Quizzes and Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 40%
Class participation (inclusive of problem-solving activities); group research project and presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Children, Adolescents, and the Media. 3rd ed. Strasburger, Victor and Wilson, Barbara and Jordan, Amy. Sage Publications. 2014 (classic)
 
Children and Families in the Digital Age. Gee, Elisabeth and Takeuchi, Luri and Wartella, Ellen. Routledge. 2018
 
Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning. Donahue, Chip. Routledge. 2015 (classic)
 
Family Engagement in the Digital Age: Early Childhood Educators as Media Mentors. Donahue, Chip. Routledge. 2017
 
Instructor prepared materials

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