Critical examination of racial, cultural, and social influences on development of African American children in the U.S. Traditional and nontraditional theoretical and empirical approaches; issues surrounding children's cognitive, language, and psychosocial development, plus educational attainment explored from a socio-cultural perspective. Includes discussion of racial stereotypes, familial interactions, social policy, the media, and peer groups. Prerequisites: Introductory Psych, Developmental, Human Development, Research Methods courses. Juniors and Seniors only.