Examines the development of children from conception through puberty. Students gain a well-rounded understanding of the many stages and phases of a child's life through in-depth examination of case studies. Relations between the individual child and their contexts of development will be explored via readings, discussions, and weekly service-learning experiences in the field. This course is designed for those who intend to work in professions serving children, as well as current or future parents. Prerequisite: PSYC120 or consent of instructor.