Human Growth and Development

This course provides an advanced study of human development from prenatal experience through the life span, including individual and family development, and theories of learning and personality development, including current research of neurobiological behavior. Students develop an intellectual and theoretical knowledge of human behavior, including an understanding of developmental crisis, disability, exceptional abilities, and psychopathology, as well as optimal wellness. Situational, cultural, and environmental factors that affect both normal and abnormal behavior are explored, including effects of crisis, disasters, and other trauma-causing events. Theories and models of individual, cultural, couples, family, and community resilience are covered. Theories and etiology of addictions, including strategies for prevention, intervention, and treatment are explored. Legal and ethical considerations are discussed throughout the course. Students deepen their understanding and use of human development in the therapeutic setting.
Course Number: CNST620E
Units: 3.0