Ever wonder how you came to learn and think? This course looks at the start of these cool human abilities, covering how children learn to perceive, act, talk, understand, and reason with and about the people, concepts, and categories around them. Students will actively engage in mostly primary source readings, scaffolded by lively lecture. Students will leave with the theories, methods, and key findings of cognitive development in their back pocket, ready to interpret primary and media coverage of cognitive development. Prerequisite: At least one Psychology course, including those cross-listed with Psychology.