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This course takes a psychological approach to understanding human development during adulthood. Within a life-span developmental framework, transitions, common issues and trends during young adulthood and middle adulthood will be studied in-depth, with some attention to aging. Individual development will be emphasized, but with an appreciation of the impact of individuals' social networks and historical contexts. Following an examination of assumptions, definitions and methods, the course turns to some theories of adult development. This is followed by an examination of changes in health, cognition, social roles, relationships, work roles, personality, stresses and differential emphases on the meanings of life. Students will be evaluated on the basis of their written essay assignments (four), and their participation in the on-going Web discussions.
Prerequisite: Human Development or equivalent.
This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.
This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.
Other Areas: The Arts | Business, Management & Economics | Community & Human Services | Communications, Humanities & Cultural Studies | Educational Studies | Historical Studies | Human Development | Labor Studies | Nursing | Science, Math & Technology | Social Science
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.
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