Course code:



I - Introductory

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Meets the following requirements:

  • ED - Educational Studies
  • HS - Human Studies

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This course, part of the education sequence, provides a theoretical and practical look at the emotional, cognitive, social, and behavioral development of humans.

It covers the full life span of human development with some special concentration on school-age children. Topics of prenatal development and personality disorders are also presented. In addition, the course focuses on several of the more popular learning, social-learning, and educational theories.

During the first part of the course, readings are selected from original sources and discussed (e.g. Erikson, Freud, Adler, Gilligan). Later the discussions become directed more toward specific social and development issues (e.g. sex roles, the family, education, personal growth, death and dying).

Participation in the discussions and three papers are required. 



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