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Developmental Psychology

Course Number: 10809188
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-809-188 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ...defines human development; examines theories; heredity and environmental effects; prenatal development and birth; evaluates biosocial, cognitive psychosocial development through the life span; aging, death, and dying. (Prerequisite: Next Gen Rdg score greater/equal to 250 AND Writing score greater/equal to 237; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)

Course Typically Offered

  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Spring

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Credit for Prior Learning

Course Competencies

  1. Examine current research as relevant to lifespan development
  2. Analyze key issues that influence developmental perspectives
  3. Compare the various theoretical frameworks as they apply to development
  4. Evaluate the integration of genetics and environmental influences on development
  5. Analyze developmental issues related to physical/biological changes across the lifespan
  6. Analyze developmental issues related to cognitive changes across the lifespan
  7. Analyze developmental issues related to psychological/emotional changes across the lifespan
  8. Analyze developmental issues related to social changes across the lifespan
  9. Examine issues surrounding death and dying