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Courses - Spring 2024
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07/18/2024 at 10:30 AM
Paradigms and Perspectives in Human Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Restriction: Must have 45 or fewer credits; or must be in the Human Development program or Human Development minor.
An introduction to the paradigms and perspectives that guide the study of human development across the lifespan in cognitive, social, physical and emotional domains. Topics of study include overlying principles, concepts, assumptions, theoretical frameworks, and research methods that influence ways in which development is conceptualized. The course is designed to provide insight into major questions of the day in human development and how these prevailing perspectives have evolved over time. This course will also help students understand how knowledge of theory and research is translated into practice in a variety of professional settings.