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Administrative Unit: Psychology and Sociology
Course Prefix and Number: PSYC 330
Course Title: Lifespan Developmental Psychology
Number of:
Credit Hours 3
Lecture Hours 3
Lab Hours 0
Catalog Description:

The study of physiological, environmental and interactive variables influencing human development from conception to death. Prerequisites: PSYC 101; PSYC 175/SOCI 175.

Prerequisite(s) / Corequisite(s):

Prerequisites: PSYC 101; PSYC 175/SOCI 175.

Course Rotation for Day Program: Offered Fall.
Text(s): Most current editions of the following:

Human Development.
By Papalia, D. E., Feldman, R. D., & Martorell, G. (McGraw-Hill)
Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major concepts and theories in developmental psychology
  2. Demonstrate an ability to understand the empirical primary source literature in the discipline
  3. Demonstrate the ability to produce written work consistent with disciplinary (i.e.; APA 6e) standards
Major Topics/Skills to be Covered:
  • Prenatal Development
  • Birthing & the Neonate
  • Infant Cognition
  • Infant Psychosocial
  • Early Childhood Cognition
  • Early Childhood Psychosocial
  • Middle Childhood Cognition
  • Middle Childhood Psychosocial
  • Adolescent Physical
  • Adolescent Cognition
  • Adolescent Psychosocial
  • Young Adult Cognition
  • Young Adult Psychosocial
  • Middle Adulthood Cognition
  • Middle Adulthood Psychosocial
  • Older Adult Physical
  • Older Adult Cognition
  • Older Adult Psychosocial

Recommended maximum class size for this course: 25

Library Resources:

Online databases are available at the Columbia College Stafford Library.  You may access them using your CougarTrack login and password when prompted.

Prepared by: Chris Mazurek Date: November 1, 2016
NOTE: The intention of this master course syllabus is to provide an outline of the contents of this course, as specified by the faculty of Columbia College, regardless of who teaches the course, when it is taught, or where it is taught. Faculty members teaching this course for Columbia College are expected to facilitate learning pursuant to the course learning outcomes and cover the subjects listed in the Major Topics/Skills to be Covered section. However, instructors are also encouraged to cover additional topics of interest so long as those topics are relevant to the course's subject. The master syllabus is, therefore, prescriptive in nature but also allows for a diversity of individual approaches to course material.

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