|Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I. Critical Thinking: Students will evaluate the validity of their
own and others' ideas through questioning, analyzing, and
synthesizing results into the creative process. Students will
B. Discriminate between inductive and deductive reasoning and
recognize the structures of arguments.
C Consciously raise questions, suspending judgment and
remaining open to new information, methods, cultural
systems, values, and beliefs.
II. Communication: Students will develop effective reading, writing,
speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels. Students will
A. Listen actively, partaking in with civility and respect for
C. Use reading as a source of lifelong information and
E. Research, develop, organize, and deliver audience-centered
III. Information Management: Students will use effective strategies
to Collect, Verify, Document, and Manage information from a
variety of sources. Students will
A. Use information-seeking strategies necessary to access
information efficiently and effectively, using a variety of
sources and techniques.
D. Identify use of appropriate technology, including computer
multimedia resources and visual symbols to address a variety
of tasks and problems.
VI. Social Skills: Students will develop and use skills and
attitudes that integrate individuals into society. Students will
A. Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language, and
emotions in different situations, showing respect for
B. Develop insight into his/her own and others behaviors and
mental processes, accepting responsibility for his/her own
C. Recognize unethical behavior, such as plagiarism and its
D. Work both alone and with others, understanding the roles of
leadership and teamwork to achieve goals.
Major Learning Outcomes:
After completing this course, student should beable to:
1. See life as a continuum with the experience of each major
life stage having a significant impact on personality
2. Appreciate the complexities and uniqueness of human behavior
and understand more about the ways in which behavior is
affected by biological, psychological, social, cultural and
3. Recognize how and why people change over time as well as why
they remain the same.
4. Realize that although people change throughout their lifespan,
there is consistency, and that some of the changes are
5. Have an informed basis for making choices and decisions
critical to successful living for one's self and for
significant others in one's life.
6. Not only understand how human lives unfold as they do, but
want to discover how one may manage to lead a happier, fuller
7. Avoid acceptance of stereotypes regarding age, gender,
8. Develop and understanding of the issue of death and dying.
|Course Learning Outcomes:
Specific Performance Objectives: After completing this course,
students will be able to:
1. Name and discuss the major stages of the human life course in
Western societies including the biological, psychological,
social, cultural, and historical indicators impacting each stage.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of individual and
societal expectations associated with life stages based upon
biological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and historical
factors and events.
3. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts utilized in
the scientific study of the stages of the human life course.
4. Recognize the names of and discuss the major theorists/theories
associated with the study of the stages of the human life course.
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the fluidity of definitions of
stages of the human life course throughout world cultures.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the stages of human death and
7. Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of technological
changes upon the moral and ethical issues associated with death