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Welcome to CDEV 53, Child Growth and Development! This is the first on-line course in the Child Development and Family Studies Department at City College, and I am very pleased to be teaching it.

For the Spring 2017 course, we will be meeting for three mandatory face-to-face sessions on the Ocean Campus. There is likely to be a room change from the published schedule, so please watch here for location. There are two sections. The Thursday class (CRN 34696) meets from 2:00-5:00 on January 19 for orientation, March 16 for the midterm, and May 18 for the final. The Friday class (CRN 31147) meets from 3:00-6:00 on January 20 for orientation, March 17 for the midterm, and May 19 for the final. These face-to-face sessions are truly mandatory! Please clear your calendar for those times, and make a note of the section/day that you register for.

The class is likely to be full. There is an electronic waiting list until the first day of instruction. After that, I'll also keep an interest list and will contact students if spots open up. As always, during the add period priority is determined by registration date.
The navigation bar to the left here has some sample assignments and readings. The class will have interactive assignments such as a weekly forum and quiz, in addition to readings and video. There is a sample syllabus attached at the bottom of this page. 
Since the fall 2014, we have been using a new text, Development of Children and Adolescents by Hauser-Cram, Nugent, Thies and Travers. 1st edition (2014). The CCSF Bookstore is carrying a soft cover black and white version. It is also available in loose-leaf format and as an ebook.

Looking forward to meeting you!


These sessions are for the orientation, the midterm (spring and fall, but not summer) and the final. They truly are mandatory!

Fall 2016: Face-to-face sessions are on Thursdays from 9:00-12:00 or 2:00-5:00 pm depending on the section, on August 18th, October 6th, and December 15th.

All the best,

Sharon Marie Donovan,
Jun 10, 2016, 11:51 AM