Child Development 145 (01; 66-69) - Hembree
Controversial Issues in Child Development
Spring, 2012 



I.  Introduction to Course Content and Focus

A. Focus on Critical Thinking and Scholarly Inquiry related to Controversial Issues

  • Controversial = of or related to the expression of opposing views (Merriam-Webster). 




  • Critical = exercising or involving careful judgment or judicious evaluation (Merriam-Webster)




  • Scholarly =  of, characteristic of, or suitable to learned persons (Merriam-Webster)





B. Discussion-based nature of the course





II. Intro to the Course

A.    Readings


B.     Assignments & Grading


C. Web Enhancement Course web page/SacCT


D. Expectations


E. Structure of Class Sessions


III. Focus on Writing

A. Major focus on writing




B. Seeking out support for writing




C. APA style





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California State University, Sacramento
College of Education
Department of Child Development

Updated: January, 2012

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