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DEP 2004   DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY OF THE LIFE SPAN

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is a study of human development from conception to death. Emphasis is on the ongoing changes which result from the interaction of inherited and environmental factors, and on the uniqueness of the individual. The course examines the ways in which age, gender, ethnicity, and race affect development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 2102   CHILD DEVELOPMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: PSY 1012. This course is an in-depth study of the growth and development of children from conception through adolescence. It includes the major theories, research methodology, genetic and environmental influences, and stages and domains of development. Consideration is given to gender, cultural, and ethnic influences on development. This course has a substantial writing requirement. 47 contact hours.

DEP 3305   PSYCHOLOGY OF ADOLESCENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (PSY 1012 or PSY 1020H) and admission to Educational Studies BS.

This course is designed to focus on the various theories regarding the physical and psychosocial development of children ranging from pre-adolescence to adolescence. The course follows the social, emotional, cognitive, moral, and physical development of youth during this critical time and will consider the influences of biology, family, culture, school, and peers. Significant issues facing adolescents today are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the interaction between the role of the teacher and the needs and learning styles of students at these various developmental ages and stages. A minimum of 5 field-based or school-based hours of observation/teaching specifically are required. 47 contact hours.


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