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PSYC 421 - Children and Nature
Fall 2021, Section 50

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000331 PSYC 421 50 Children and Nature
08/21 - 12/12
Th
6:00pm - 9:20pm
4.0 Open Born, Patty
Completely Online - Synchronous Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University


Meeting Details
DatesDaysTimeBuilding/RoomInstructor
8/21/2021 - 12/12/2021 Th 6:00pm - 9:20pm n/a Born, Patty

Notes
  • Online Participation Required First Week of Class.
  • Note: This is a completely online course, not an independent study. Course has required synchronous online meetings. To participate in the course, students must have access to a microphone, camera, and internet. Students will have to access D2L. May require remotely proctored exams that require a webcam and microphone. Intermediate computer/Internet skills required. For online learning and course access information go to www.metrostate.edu/solr. Synchronous meeting dates: Sept. 2, 9; Oct. 7; Nov. 4; Dec. 2.

Location Details
Offered through: Metropolitan State University.
Campus: Metropolitan State University. Location: z MnSCU Metropolitan State University.

Seat Availability
Status: Open Size: 30 Enrolled: 4 Seats Remaining: 26

Restrictions
  • Requires minimum credits: 30

Add/Drop/Withdraw
Full refund is available until August 27, 2021, 11:59PM CST.
The last day to add this course is August 27, 2021. The last day to drop this course is August 27, 2021.
The last day to withdraw from this course is November 22, 2021.

Tuition and Fees (Approximate)

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Course Level
Undergraduate

Description
In this course, students will review current research on children and nature, evaluate the benefits of nature experiences in early childhood, and identify ways that nature supports children's development. Students will explore, discuss, and evaluate the different approaches to nature experiences that are becoming common practices in early childhood settings. The class will investigate and examine issues around risk and reward. The class also covers developmental stages, learning styles, and health, behavioral, and social-emotional concerns in early childhood and explores how they can be supported through the creation of nature-based play settings. Finally, we view nature experiences as an issue of "white privilege" and equity, and create a plan to make nature opportunities accessible and available to all children.

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