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Counselor Education 610

COED 610: Human Growth and Development

Credit Hours: (3)

Covers the nature and range of human characteristics and individual differences. Centers on three areas: human behavior, interpersonal life styles, and human interaction systems/support systems. The course adopts a case study approach to learning.

 

Detailed Description of Content of Course

Theories of Human Development

            A. Psychoanalytic
            B. Behavioral
            C. Cognitive
            D. Moral

Infancy

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Early Childhood

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Adolescence

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Young Adulthood

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Middle Adulthood

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Late Adulthood

            A. Cognitive Development
            B. Social Development
            C. Personality and Emotional Development

Death and Dying
Psychological Disorders Across the Life-Span

 

Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Lecture - individual projects, guest speakers, films, role playing, and panels

 

Goals and Objectives of the Course

1. To develop students abilities to understand human behavior from a developmental point of view.
2. To develop students abilities to understand the major theories of personality development with purpose of making distinction between healthy and dysfunctional behavior through life cycle.
3. To develop students abilities to understand the social and psychological influences of self concept.
4. To develop students abilities to understand multicultural, ethnic, and gender issues which influence individual behavior.
5. To develop students abilities to understand the value of a social-psychological framework in understanding behavior.

 

Assessment Measures

  • Individual projects
  • Tests
  • Class attendance and participation
  • Research paper

 

Other Course Information

None

Review and Approval
April 1999 Revised