Feb 20, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog
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PSY-3140 Play & Its Role in Human Development

3 credits
Prerequisite(s): PSY-2070  
This course will explore the role of play in human development, with primary emphasis on the first 12 years. We will examine the following dimensions of play: definition and categories of play; interplay between developmental stages and types of play; benefits of play in enhancing physical, cognitive, social and emotional growth and well-being; consideration of historical, political, cultural and gender issues; uses of play in education and therapy; the adult role in promoting play. Students will understand how to use play in their present or future work in human services/education. General Education (EDP) Course Type: IHR (Individual & Human Relationships) Available through EDP



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