PSYCHOLOGY THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN

  • Program: Psychology
  • Course: Psychology Throughout the Lifespan
  • Course #: PSYC2310
  • Credits: 3

Course Description

This course explores human development across the lifespan. The developmental process will be viewed from the theoretical, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives. This course will examine the complete lifespan, beginning with prenatal development and progressing through the process of death and dying.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explore major theories pertaining to human development
Describe fetal development
Examine psychosocial, physical, and cognitive development in childhood
Examine psychological, physical, and cognitive development in adolescence
Examine psychosocial, physical, and cognitive development in adulthood
Identify temperamental differences
Explore the process of aging
Identify personal views toward death and dying
Explore abnormal human development
Explore cultural and familial influences on human development
Analyze personal views toward death and dying
Apply theories of development to life experiences
Apply theories of development to projected life experiences
Describe current research in developmental psychology

Credit Details
  • Credits: 3
  • Credit Type: lecture
  • Lab Credits:  0
  • MnTC: 5 & 7
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie