Academic Catalog 2019-20

EDU 5931 Current Trends: Child and Adolescent Development

This course will introduce major themes and current issues in child and adolescent development. Specific topics vary by semester and will include issues of both historical relevance and contemporary debate. Topics are drawn from current research and theoretical foundations in social, cognitive, physical, and psychological development with an in-depth study of selected topics. Content includes theory and research on psychological dimensions of children as they participate in various contextual settings. Students will be introduced to the importance of research based knowledge to analyze and investigate these issues, in addition to think critically about information and sources of information as they develop skills in evaluating research.


4.00 units