Child Development is a comprehensive study of human development from a developmental psychology perspective. The course examines developmental processes and milestones of the individual from conception to 12 years of age. Course content will explore the major psychological theories and controversies in the field of human development. Students will also explore the impact child mental health and abuse and neglect have on the way children typically reach their developmental milestones and handle their emotions. Finally, students will participate in an on-line simulation where they will create a virtual child and raise it to 12 years of age.