This course explores the theories of human language emergence with a detailed account of language acquisition, young children's early communicative capacities, and growth milestones. Through the process of integrating formal, informal, and reflective writing and approaches, students will develop professional written and communication skills. (This course does not apply to teacher certification majors.) Prerequisites: C or better in ED 200 and CC 303. (same as Early Childhood Education 307) Credit, 3 hours.