This course provides an introduction to the milestones of human development from conception to death. It describes physical, cognitive, and social growth of people, with special attention to various cultural contexts of development and the rich diversity of individuals. The content is drawn from research and theories in developmental psychology. Students are expected to integrate their personal experiences, knowledge of psychology, and their observations of human development with the content of this course. Implications for parenting, education, and social policy making will be discussed so that the student may apply course information to meaningful problems.
Successful completion of PSYC& 100.