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Child Development & Law

January Term 2020 • Law 741 • Credits: 1

Instructor: Rohanna Buchanan

Child Development and the Law is designed to provide students with an overview of child development with applications for the law. Students will learn scientific and theoretical information and acquire the ability to critically evaluate child development data and research. Course topics span the developmental spectrum from prenatal influences through childhood. By the end of the course students should be able to describe genetic, biological, and social influences on child development and engage in professional inquiry. Focus will be on typical and atypical development with opportunities to explore the impact of maltreatment.