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DEP 2004 Human Development Across the Life Span . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Survey of major themes and recent findings in the area of human development across the life span. Emphasis will be on the major transitions from fetal development through death in the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains. The impact of ethnic, gender, and cultural factors on development will be examined. (General Studies Course: SS/BEH)
DEP 3103 Child Development . . . . . 3(F,S,SS)
Development and behavior of children from infancy to adolescence from two viewpoints: age periods (prenatal, infancy, preschool, school) and areas (physical, intellectual, personality, etc.).
DEP 4304 Psychology of Adolescence . . . . . 3(F)
Social, emotional, biological, and intellectual elements of adolescence. Addresses the transitions from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood. Application of theories is stressed. Option for partial credit via field experiences.
DEP 4401 Adulthood and Aging . . . . . 3(S)
Physiological, psychological, sociological and economic aspects of young, middle and old adulthood presented within a multidisciplinary perspective. Lifespan objectives are emphasized, including development as a life-long process, with multiple determinants of change, and correspondingly, multiple alternatives for change. Successful aging is also emphasized.
DEP 5055 Developmental Psychology . . . . . 3(S,SS)
Representative theories of development; methodological issues in developmental research; study of research knowledge in selected areas of developmental psychology. One undergraduate or graduate course in the area of developmental is required.