Current Online Course Schedule

This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Child Growth and Development

This course examines the major physical, cognitive, language, and social-emotional developmental milestones for children, both typical and atypical, from conception through age six. It emphasizes the interactions between maturational processes and environmental factors within cultural and family contexts. While studying developmental theory and research methodologies, students observe children, evaluate individual differences, and analyze characteristics of development at various stages. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for CHLD 112, CHLD 113, or PSYC 121.

Subject: CHLD
Course Number: 112
Section Number: 2779
Units: 3
Instructor: Garcia,Michelle

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: Online via ConferZoom
Office hours: Tuesdays; 7:00 p.m. - 7:35 p.m.
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CHLD 112: Online

This course is completely online. There will be no face-to-face meeting days. Students will be required to complete an assignment, a discussion, an activity, or an exam each week. The course is a late-start course that begins on Monday, February 05 and ends on Friday, May 25. We will be covering about a chapter a week.

STUDENT COMMITMENT: Expect to commit at least 6 hours a week to this course. Students will be utilizing Blackboard. Once the course has been made available, students will log in at: Instructions for logging in can also be found on this page. The course will be made available sometime before the official start date, so students can look around. Registered students should be on the lookout for the email that will be sent out when the course is available. In order to avoid being dropped as a no show students will need to log into the class by the end of the first day of class and complete the required “Welcome Discussion” work by the first Thursday of the class.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: Childhood: Voyages in Development, 5th edition by Spencer A. Rathus. ISBN: 978-1-133-95647-1. This book can be purchased, rented, or checked out on reserve at the campus library.

IS AN ONLINE CLASS RIGHT FOR ME? Students who have never taken an online class before may want to take a moment to complete an assessment to determine if online classes will be a good fit.  There are some great tips for online classes provided to students.   And there is also a long list of Blackboard tutorials.

I look forward to working with you all this semester! Please email me with any questions or concerns!

Michelle Shaw Garcia

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