Human Growth and Development – CEFS 502

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 05/02/2022

Course Description

This course explores individuals throughout the lifespan in the areas of cognitive, personality, physical, and social development specifically through the examination of various theories. Understanding development crises, specific interventions, and optimal wellness are key content areas within this course. Additionally, this course provides a framework for understanding the impact of various situational, environmental, and sociocultural factors on individuals and their families and communities.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course explores individuals throughout the lifespan in the areas of cognitive, personality, physical, and social development specifically through the examination of various theories. Understanding development crises, specific interventions, and optimal wellness are key content areas within this course. Additionally, this course provides a framework for understanding the impact of various situational, environmental, and sociocultural factors on individuals and their families and communities.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Advising Acknowledgement Quiz

Discussions (5)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will create a thread between 400-500 words in response to questions (including at least 2 peer reviewed journal articles and at least 1 biblical principle). The student will then reply to an original post of a classmate. Each reply must be between 200-250 words. (CLO: A, B, C, D, F, H, I)

Essay Assignments (2)

The student will write an essay between 500-600 words (excluding the title page and reference page), drawing information from the textbook and scholarly articles. Each essay must be strongly supported with 2–3  scholarly references in current APA format. These references must be less than 10 years old. The student will not write opinions but support answers to the questions with readings and outside scholarly resources.  (CLO: A, C, D, F, G, H, I)

Paper: Developmental Analysis Assignment

The student will discuss his/her own development over his/her lifetime and how it relates to the developmental concepts discussed throughout this course. The purpose of this paper is for the student to demonstrate an ability to apply a working knowledge of the theories, terminology, and concepts of human growth and development.

The student will analyze his/her life as it relates to the key aspects of human growth and development, incorporating empirical studies related to development, readings, and presentations. This is a comprehensive paper, addressing the student’s development across his/her lifespan. Finally, the conclusion of the paper will address any current lifestyle behaviors that may influence the aging process.

The body of the paper must be 8–10 pages (excluding the title page, abstract, and reference page) and must integrate 8–10 peer- reviewed, relevant sources. This paper must be written in current APA format and will be submitted via SafeAssign. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I)

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the reading and presentations for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. Each quiz will allow 2 attempts with the highest score as the final grade. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H)