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HDEC 104 - Human Development 2
Course Details

This course provides the student with an introduction to the theories, concepts, research methods, and findings relevant to the study of human development during adulthood. Major developmental theories and issues are reviewed as well as socioemotional development in adolescence. Dying and Bereavement is examined. Emphasis is placed on the application of life-span principles and concepts in individual and social contexts. The effects of heredity and environment, and ethical issues relevant to the research of development, are also presented.

Credits: 3
Hours:

Total Hours: 45

Lecture Hours: 45

Total Weeks: 15

This course is offered online: Yes

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Early Childhood Education and Care or Education Assistant programs, or by permission of the Instructor; HDEC 101 Human Development 1

Course Content:
Major Theories, Issues and Research Strategies for Human Development.
Transition of Adolescents to Adulthood
Development in Young and Middle Adulthood
Development in Young and Middle Adulthood
Development in Later Adulthood
Dying and Bereavement

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:
- Define and identify role transitions marking adulthood
- Explain main aspects of adult development from major theoretical perspectives
- Demonstrate an understanding of basic concepts and research relevant to development during adulthood
- Identify ethical issues relevant to death and dying
- Discuss perspectives of death from different points in the life span
- Define the process of dying
- List and define the stages of bereavement
- Reflect on and apply basic concepts of human development to life experiences

Grading System: Letters

Passing Grade: C (60%)

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

Other Pertinent Information:
Ministry of Children and Family Development ECE Registry Competencies:
A-1
A-3 (ethical research)
A-4 (basic systems theory)

Course Offered in Other Programs: Yes

Other Programs:
Education Assistant Certificate, Education Assistant Diploma

Textbooks: Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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