NHM 328 Child Development

NHM 328 IS Sec 2, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Dr. Anne Bomba

Instructor name:
Dr. Anne Bomba

Anne Bomba is an associate professor in the department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management at the University of Mississippi.
Her research interests include the study of creativity in children, the impact of the environment on child development, as well as young children's eating behaviors.

Dr. Bomba received her Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in Family Relations and Child Development from Oklahoma State University.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line.

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the iStudy department:

The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
E-mail: istudy@olemiss.edu

Course Description

This 10-lesson independent study course is a course in the growth and development of children from the conception through pre-puberty. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships of the various aspects of growth, the role of parents, other adults, and the environment in promoting optimum development.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  1. To identify factors impacting the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of the child from conception to pre-puberty
  2. To identify the needs of children from conception to pre-puberty
  3. To explore the formation and maintenance of human relationships and their importance to young children

Course Outline:

This course consists of 10 instructional modules (or lessons) and 2 proctored examinations

You MUST take the syllabus quiz within 2 weeks of enrolling or you will be dropped from the course. NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Lesson

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing Guide
to complete the course in a traditional semester

Start Here

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

0

Introduction

Discussion board

Week 1

1

Chapter 1: History, Theory, and Research Strategies

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 1

2

Chapter 2: Genetic and Environmental Foundations

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 2

3

Chapter 3: Prenatal Development, Birth, and the Newborn Baby

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 3

4

Chapter 4: Physical Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 4

5

Chapter 5: Cognitive Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 5

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

6

Chapter 6: Emotional and Social Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 6

Mid Course Exam

Covers chapters 1-6

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 7

7

Chapter 7: Physical and Cognitive Development in Early Childhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 8

8

Chapter 8: Emotional and Social Development in Early Childhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 9

9

Chapter 9: Physical and Cognitive Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 10

10

Chapter 10: Emotional and Social Development in Middle Childhood

Chapter quiz and assignment

Week 11

 Final Project

NHM 328 Paper or Presentation Information 

 Final paper or presentation

 Week 12

Final Exam

Comprehensive exam from all chapters (ensure all work is completed and graded prior to scheduling this exam)

To be scheduled
and completed
to finalize credit

Week 13

Grading:

Grading Scale:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 59% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.