Division: Social and Behavioral Science
Department: Home and Family Studies
Course: HFST 1500
Title: Human Development
In this course students learn about the fundamental principles of growth and development from conception through childhood to old age. The course includes the study of the biological process of development, as well as the emotional, social and cognitive development of the individual within a cultural and historical context.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to apply the major theories in the field of Human Development to their own lives.
Students will be able to identify the different methods used in conducting scientific research in the social sciences.
Students will be able to examine and report on current research in the field of Human Development.
Students will be able to identify and discuss the developmental stages and the typical behavior associated with development throughout the life span.
Students will be able to describe the cognitive, social and biological processes associated with development across the life span.
Students will be able evaluate and discuss behavior from a historical and cultural context.