Advanced Studies in Human Development   [Archived Catalog]
2011-2012 PO Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 301 - Advanced Studies in Human Development

3 credits
This class explores in depth how themes which begin in early childhood recur later in the life cycle. Building on knowledge of Erik Erikson's theory and other psychosocial and cognitive theories, the participants will add and integrate theoretical and personal knowledge of growth during the life cycle and the interaction between the contexts of development and psychological development. We will examine our own developmental paths and look at choices made and options taken or rejected. A research project focusing on a developmental issue is required. The class will emphasize development in adulthood.
Prerequisite(s): HD 300