PYB 526: Human Development: Lifespan & Systems Perspective
Online course dates updated. Faculty changed.
Synonym:85832 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Sat 8/25 - 10/12 (TBA)
Competency Area: Behavioral Science
Section C: Restricted to MFT students.
This online course will provide an overview of human development throughout the lifetime in the family, social and cultural context. The individual and family life cycles will be viewed as mutually interactive processes that are also affected by such factors as biology/genetics, gender, race, ethnicity, acculturation, religion, etc. The development of the individual through a systems perspective will be traced chronologically through a survey of a select number of major theoretical approaches and concepts. The family and other factors influencing and generated by the individual's developmental tasks will be expolored concurrently. Additional emphasis in this course will be placed on understanding how these developmental concepts apply to diverse groups, including minority cultural groups and both men and women.