This course critically examines contemporary issues and topics in the field of human development. This course will provide an overview of current theory and research related to development across the life span. Special emphasis will be placed on issues and debates that have dominated the field and continue to be a source of controversy and impetus for research. Using a multidisciplinary approach, we will explore social, cognitive, physical, and biological factors that can shape the course of human development. Attention will also be paid to on how cultural context shapes and gives meaning to development.
Kail, R. V. & Cavanaugh, J. C (2015). Human Development: A life-span View (8th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any advantages to taking these courses through Alliant?
Yes, there are several advantages to taking these courses through Alliant’s CE Division:
- The instructors have been designated by Alliant program directors. They are very familiar with our programs and know what is needed to prepare you properly.
- The courses will be accepted by Alliant as meeting the academic prerequisites for admission.
- You will receive an academic transcript showing your grade, and we will also report your enrollment in and completion of the course directly to your campus Admissions Office. (Reminder: Entry requirements for the Clinical Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade of “C” or better; entry requirements for the Organizational Psychology programs state that you must receive a grade “B” or better.)
What is the format of the courses?
The courses are offered online as Guided Independent Study. All course material will be online.
How can I get help from the instructor?
The instructors for each course will provide extensive online resources to support your learning. If you have questions, you will be able to contact the instructor by email and all emails will be answered within 48 hours.
Refunds for online courses are only granted to those who have not logged in to the course. Should you need to withdraw or cancel your enrollment, you are eligible to receive a full refund if you notify firstname.lastname@example.org withing 48 hours of registration.