District Syllabus
Human Growth And Development

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0025 Developmental Writing II And
REA0017 Developmental Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
FA, SP, SU – A study of the human life span.  Designed 
to provide the foundation for understanding the life cycle from 
birth to death.  The approach throughout the course is 
multidisciplinary including biological, sociological, 
anthropological, and psychological perspectives with emphasis on 
basic psychological principles.  Concepts are related to every day 
life situations and to current social issues. Meets AA general 
education, Social Sciences.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Dunn, Wendy, and Grace Craig. Understanding Human Development, 3rd ed., Pearson, 2013. ISBN: 9780205233656
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
I. Critical Thinking:  The student evaluates the validity of ideas, 
developing informed opinions or defensible conclusions.
II. Communication:  The student effectively communicates knowledge 
and ideas.
IV. Information Management: The student effectively locates, 
evaluates, and applies information from a variety of sources.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of DEP 2004, students will
1.Identify major developmental theorists;
2.Compare and contrast the theories of development;
3.Discuss the stages of development including the biological, 
psychological, social, cultural, and historical indicators that 
impact each stage;
4.Define the science and practice of studying lifespan development;
5.Analyze the interrelationship of genes and environment and how 
both impact development;
6.Outline the process of conception and prenatal development, and 
discuss various genetic disorders;
7.Discuss changes in physical growth, cognitive ability, language 
acquisition, moral development, personality development, social 
relationships, and sociocultural development;
8.Analyze “normal” aging and examine what is typical at particular 
ages and stages;
9.Apply knowledge to “real-world” experiences (i.e., parenting 
skills, communication skills, occupational skills, prosocial 
behaviors, etc.);
10.Understand individual and societal expectations that are 
associated with the various stages of development; and
11.Examine the stages of death, moral considerations associated with 
dying, and coping strategies.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.

Student Email Accounts: Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.

Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.

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