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PSY 250 Lifespan Development (3 credits)

Course Description

This course is designed to provide a general overview of the developmental process in humans from conception through death and dying.  Included is attention to the physical, cognitive, spiritual and psychosocial developments.

Learning Results

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
• Explain and discuss the major theories of emotional and cognitive development and identify which
    theorists are associated with the theories
• Understand and recognize examples of theories of development in his/her own life and in others' lives
    through interviewing a senior citizen and writing a brief biography of that individual
• Choose a controversial topic in the textbook and be able to write an essay in defense of his or her position
    on that topic which includes spiritual and theological points of view
• Choose an issue within the lifespan category and write a research paper about that issue which
    incorporates the spiritual and theological viewpoint of the learner

Textbooks

Learning Documentation

This course consists of 5 assignments and 3 exams.

Learning Evaluation

Each assignment and exam is worth 100 points for a total of 800 points possible.

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