PSYC 3213


Course No. and Title:

PSYC 3213 Language Development

Credit Value:

Three (3) credit hours

Benefits of the course

  • Video recorded lectures allow for an in-class experience, but the flexibility of an online course.
  • Study guides assist students in highlighting key information. The Study Guide review lectures allow students to self-evaluate their work to make sure they are on track.
  • Unit quizzes help students to master small amounts of material at a time, which will assist with retention for the Midterm, and Final exams.
Course Description:

Examines current views on language development and discusses the interaction between cognitive, social, and linguistic development. Possible topics include critical period for language, preverbal communication, gestural communication, and vocabulary and grammar development.

Prerequisite: PSYC 2203
Course Instructor:

Holly Seniuk
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Arts

Course Features:

Recorded Lectures
Lecture slides for students to follow along
Activities built into lectures
Study Guide with a review lecture for each Study Guide
Online unit quizzes
Midterm and Final Exam
Written Assignment

Course Format:

Students will watch the lectures, and read the assigned chapters for each unit. Students will also complete a Study Guide for each unit. After completing the Study Guide students may watch the Study Guide Review lecture. Students will then complete an online quiz for the unit. This quiz must be completed in order for students to access the material for the next unit.

Course Texts:

Berko Gleason, J., & Bernstein Ratner, N. (2016). The Development of Language 9th ed. Boston, MA: Pearson Education.

Greer, R.D. & Ross, D.E. (2008). Verbal Behavior Analysis: Inducing and Expanding New Verbal Capabilities in Children with Language Delays. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.

Assignments & Examinations:

Students can earn a maximum of 500 points for this course across all assignments, quizzes, and exams. Letter grades will correspond to the number of points earned.

Written Assignment – worth 100 points
Unit Quizzes (8, worth 10 points each) – worth 80 points
Midterm Exam (invigilated) – worth 160 points
Final Exam (invigilated)– worth 160 points

Time Limit: Six months from the student 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.

Methods of Payment:

Once you complete the Apply Now form below, please send payment. Methods of payment accepted:
Cash (Do not send in the mail. Please deliver to the College of Extended Learning, 2nd Level, Wu Centre, UNB Fredericton Campus)
Cheque or money order (Mail to UNB College of Extended Learning, PO Box 4400, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5A3)
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