PSYC 2203

Course No. and Title: PSYC 2203 Foundations of Developmental Psychology
Credit Value: Three (3) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • The instructor is an expert in child development with almost 20 years of experience teaching in this area.
  • The course provides web links, videos, learning activities and self-assessments to enhance learning.
  • Assignments are structured to help students become familiar with online library search tools.
  • Written assignments and written components on exams will help students develop writing skills.
  • This course fulfills 3 of the 12 required credits in foundations courses towards a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of New Brunswick.
  • This course will fulfill a requirement of UNB’s Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate Program.
Course Description:

This course will cover the biological and psychological aspects of development.   In the first part of the course, you will learn about some of the over-arching themes of child development, the main theoretical approaches and the special methods used to study development.   You will explore how heredity and environment interact to affect development.  You will look at prenatal development, birth and infancy.  Next, you will go on to cover different domains of development, including emotional development, language, cognition, the family and moral development.  You will be introduced to diverse theories used to explain child development and the particular strengths and weaknesses of each.


Introductory Psychology (6 ch) or permission of instructor.

Course Instructor:

Barbara D’Entremont, Psychology Department, Faculty of Arts, 1-506-458-7692,

Course Features:

Course Notes (slide show presentations), learning activities, web and video links, self-assessments available on D2L.

Course Format:

11 Chapter Modules and one Welcome Module

Course Texts:

Santrock, J., Conrad, N. & Closson, L. (2015). Child Development, 1st Canadian Edition.  Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited.     ISBN 9781259103773

Assignments & Examinations:
Value Material Covered
Term Test #1 20% Ch 1-3, 5
Term Test #2 20% Ch 6, 7, 9, 10
 Final Exam 35% Ch 1-3, 5-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16
Assignment 1
Assignment 2

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Time Limit: 6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
More information on fees for this course.

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