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Growth and Development

This course is an introduction to lifespan development that will focus on physical, cognitive, and social and personality development. It will cover the entire range of human existence from its beginnings at conception to its inevitable ending at death. The course will cover basic theories and concepts about the lifespan, chronologically, encompassing the prenatal period, infancy and toddlerhood, the preschool years, childhood, adolescence, early, middle, and late adulthood. The purpose of this course is to teach the concepts and facts of growth and development across the lifespan. It is also the purpose of this course to integrate theory, research, and applications, focusing on human development and to allow students to understand how people come to be the way they are.


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