HD 1155

HD 1155

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

Children learn through play, but what they learn is influenced by how they're playing! In this course, we will explore how toys, games, and media shape children's learning experiences from infancy into middle childhood. We will discuss learning across the motor, cognitive, and social domains and ask questions such as: What makes a toy "developmentally appropriate"? How does learning change when children are playing alone? With a peer? With a parent? How well do children learn from television and electronic toys? Students will learn to write for broad audiences through diverse assignments such as reading reflections, scholarly literature reviews, and toy reviews and proposals.

When Offered Fall.

Satisfies Requirement First-Year Writing Seminar.

Comments For Human Ecology and Brooks School students this course will not count toward the 43 HE credits.

  • Expand their knowledge of child development and learn how its concepts are presented across a wide array of texts.
  • Identify, interpret, analyze, and integrate relevant empirical articles using well-executed academic writing.
  • Explain key concepts related to child development in clear and accessible language that appeals to the general public.
  • Apply knowledge of child development to propose new products and ideas to non-academic audiences.
  • Develop productive writing habits that will provide the foundation for future college coursework.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 18756 HD 1155   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.