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Revision Date: 23-Aug-18

Human Growth & Development

Semester Dates: Last day to drop without a grade: 09-24-2018 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 11-05-2018 - Refund Policy
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Course Description:

A survey of human growth and development throughout the life cycle including physical, cognitive, linguistic, ethical and psychosocial dimensions.

Essential Objectives:

1. Compare and contrast two major theories of developmental psychology.
2. Identify and discuss issues in human growth and development arising from differences in gender, race, and class.
3. Select one theory and discuss the major aspects of each stage of growth according to physical, cognitive, language, and social dimensions.
4. Explain how both environmental and genetic factors influence growth and development.
5. Apply the main concepts and principles of one developmental theory to the development of an individual.
6. Describe the process of empirical research (both cross-sectional and longitudinal) as it is commonly practiced by the developmental psychologist.
7. Distinguish between fact and opinion, recognize unstated assumptions, and evaluate arguments according to the quality of supporting evidence in the literature.

Additional Instructor Pre-Assignments/Notes/Comments:

Required Textbook: 


Berger, K. S. (2016). Invitation to the life span (3rd ed.). New York: Worth Publishers.

ISBN: 978-1-319-01588-6


You will need regular access to the internet  and Moodle iin order to complete some assignments, such as the chapter quizzes and some assignments. If you do not own a home computer or have reliable internet access from home, please plan to come to CCV’s computer labs on a regular basis.


Students are expected to arrive to class on time; stay for the entire class; and actively participate in all classroom discussions and activities.  If, for any reason, you will be absent or late, please contact the instructor as soon as possible. Absences and frequent lateness will result in a lower semester grade. You may earn up to ten (10) points per class for arriving in class on time (including after the break); staying until the end of the class period (points deducted if late or leaving early); and actively participating during class. Participation points are awarded based on your level of preparedness and the extent to which your contributions are substantive, thoughtful, and indicate understanding of the material.                      10 points each



Methods of learning may include: 

  • textbook & handout readings; 
  • lectures; 
  • small-group discussions; 
  • class discussions; 
  • in-class learning activities;
  • online (Moodle) assignments;
  • online and library research; 
  • short presentations; and 
  • films/videos and literature.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • active participation in classroom discussions;
  • chapter quizzes;
  • midterm and final exams;
  • a presentation to the class;
  • application assignments; and
  • a variety of in-class activities.


Grading Criteria:

Grades are based on the following point system:

93 – 100 A

90 – 92 A-

87 – 89 B+

84 – 86 B

80 – 83 B-

77 – 79 C+

74 – 76 C

70 – 73 C-

67 – 69 D+

64 – 66 D

60 – 63 D-

     < 60 F


Fall 2018 textbook data will be available on June 4. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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