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Welcome to CDEV 53, Child Growth and Development! This is the first on-line course in the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College, and I am very pleased to be teaching it.

We will be meeting for three mandatory face-to-face sessions in MUB 240, on the Ocean Campus. If you can bring a laptop to the orientation session, it would be very helpful. Please check for information on establishing a student account for free WiFi.

The class is likely to be full. There is an electronic waiting list until the first day of instruction. After that,  I'll also keep an interest list and will contact students if spots open up. As always, during the add period priority is determined by registration date.
The navigation bar to the left here has some sample assignments and readings. The class will have interactive assignments such as a weekly forum and quiz, in addition to readings and video. There is a sample syllabus attached at the bottom of this page.
The text for the summer course is The Young Child: Development from Prebirth Through Age Eight by Puckett, Black, Wittmer and Peterson. 5th edition (2009). It is widely available online, and it is fine to use the previous edition, or the new 6th edition.There are many copies on long term reserve in the Rosenburg Library.
The fall course will be using a new text, Development of Children and Adolescents by Hauser-Cram, Nugent, Thies and Travers. 1st edition (2014). The CCSF Bookstore will be carrying a soft cover black and white version. It is also available in loose-leaf format and as an ebook.

Looking forward to meeting you!


These sessions are for the orientation, the midterm and the final. They truly are mandatory!

Summer, 2014 : Face-to-face sessions are on June 20th (orientation); July 11 (midterm); and July 25 (final exam). CRN 50459 meets from 9:00 - 12:00, and CRN 52234 from 2:00 - 5:00, in MUB 240.

Fall, 2014 :Face-to-face sessions are on August 22nd (orientation); October 10th (midterm); and December 19th  (final exam). CRN 74320 meets from 12:00 - 3:00, and CRN 70002 from 3:00 - 6:00, in MUB 240.

 CDEV53 - Child Growth and Development
Sharon Marie Donovan,
Nov 26, 2013, 3:38 PM