DEP2004

Human Growth and Development

Course Code: DEP2004

Credit Hours: 3

Effective beginning: 2022-23

 

Course Description:
A course in which bio-physical, cognitive and psychosocial development throughout the life span (from conception to death) will be considered, as well as problems specific to each stage. This course is required for pre-nursing students. The course carries division elective credit only.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

PSY 2012

Completion of DEP 2102 is strongly recommended as preparation for this course.

Instructors:

Tameka Russ
russt@chipola.edu

Willie E. Spires
spiresw@chipola.edu

Rachel Rackard
rackardr@chipola.edu

Kassandra Starrine
starrinek@chipola.edu

Lennetta Loman-Greene
greenel@chipola.edu

Allison Hausner
hausnera@chipola.edu

Jessica Craven
cravenj@chipola.edu

 

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Rathus, Spencer A. HDEV 6 w/ACCESS and APA Manual. 6th ed., Cengage Learning, 2020. ISBN: 9780357041178.

 

Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Identify the main theoretical influences of human development.
  • Analyze the scientific methods and designs used in the study of human development.
  • Identify biological, psychological, and social factors that shape an individual’s development.
  • Explain the major developmental stages and changes that occur during infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

SS-1, SS-2, SS-3, SS-4

SS-1, SS-2

SS-1, SS-2

SS-1

Tests, Skills Demonstration, Projects

 

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Read all assigned materials.
  • Attend and participate in class discussions.
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussions and lectures.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations and/or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning Courses will not contain the oral component.

Chapters are as follows:

  • History, Theories and Methods
  • Heredity and Prenatal Development
  • Birth and Newborn Baby: In the New World
  • Infancy: Physical Development
  • Infancy: Cognitive Development
  • Infancy: Social and Emotional Development
  • Early Childhood: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Early Childhood: Social and Emotional Development
  • Middle Childhood: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Middle Childhood: Social and Emotional Development
  • Adolescence: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Adolescence: Social and Emotional Development
  • Early Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Early Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
  • Middle Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Middle Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
  • Late Adulthood: Physical and Cognitive Development
  • Late Adulthood: Social and Emotional Development
  • Life’s Final Chapter

 

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