PSYC2002 - Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence

Undergraduate Quarter 5 credits 6 Weeks

Course Description

Humans experience many developmental changes throughout the lifespan, but those of greatest significance occur from conception to young adulthood. In this course, students examine key theories related to various aspects of development in infants, children, and adolescents. Students apply social, biological, and cognitive maturation processes and perspectives to better understand their own development and personal experiences. They also discuss related topics, such as cross-cultural issues, attachment and temperament, language and personality development, and puberty and sexual development. (Prerequisite(s): PSYC 1001 [or PSYC 1002 and PSYC 1003] and PSYC 2000.)


PSYC2000: Psychology Seminar AND PSYC1001:Introduction to Psychology

Admissions Requirements

  1. Have one of the following:
    1. High school diploma;
    2. GED Conferred; or
    3. Collegiate transcript including 12 or more credits completed as a degree-seeking student
  2. Unofficial transcript(s) from institution(s) with accreditation recognized by Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or US Department of Education. Unofficial transcripts must include the name of the institution, student name, grades earned, credits earned, degree earned (if applicable), course names/numbers and dates of attendance
  3. Meet one of the following requirements:
    1. 21 years of age or older;
    2. Concurrently enrolled at another higher education institution;
    3. Active military or veteran; or
    4. Completion of 60 quarter credits from an accredited US higher education institution.
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