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SS 1750 Human Growth and Development

Course Description: SS 1750 Human Growth and Development is a life course which integrates biology, psychology, sociology, medicine, demography, economics, and anthropology perspectives in order to understand constancy and change in life. The life span is divided into eight periods that serve as important transitions, concentrating on the three domains of physical, cognitive, and emotional/psychosocial changes.

Textbook: Life-Span Development; Santrock, John W. McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisites: SS 1700

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Prenatal
  • Infancy and childhood
  • Early childhood
  • Middle childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Early adulthood
  • Middle adulthood
  • Late adulthood
  • Death and dying
  • The right to die
  • Bereavement

Suggested Emphases:

  • Analysis of current conditions and their impact on the stages
  • Evaluation of relevant research
  • Writing skills expected of a professionally employed adult

Helpful Documentation:

  • Resume
  • Related continuing education
  • Job descriptions
  • Community involvement, professional and personal
  • Volunteerism
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