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Course Description:

This 4-credit advanced level course will have you examining the current knowledge about continuity and separation in Human Attachment from infancy to old age, developmentally and behaviorally. The scope and contexts of attachments across the life cycle, particularly as they arise from early attachment experiences, will be grounded in theory and research relevant to historical, cultural, familial, personal and age-related contexts. Students will also study the counterpart of attachment separation, normative and precipitous--lifelong and temporary such as interruptions in attachments due to military service. This base of understanding sets the groundwork for understanding attachment in both personal and professional settings across all age groups, including family relationships, i.e., parent, sibling, grandparent; and beyond, i.e., friends, caregivers, life partners. This course offers information for students studying for the Infant Toddler Care Credential. Finally, this study is useful for students, particularly those from the social sciences, who wish to know more about their personal relationships.

Level of Study: Advanced. Important: This course is also offered at an introductory level under the title Attachment in Early Childhood. Students should NOT include this course twice in their degree programs: It can be taken only be taken once, either at the introductory level or the advanced level of study.

Prerequisite: A basic social science course such as Human Development, Introduction to Psychology, or The Sociological Imagination

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Social Sciences.

NOTE: This course was previously offered as Attachment: Continuity and Separation: Advanced. Students, who completed 283124, cannot take Attachment Across the Lifespan.

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.

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Liberal Study
Upper Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Social Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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