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Course Number

AFDN0170

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Lifespan Development, which involves looking at how people develop from before they are born all the way into old age. Topics include the development of babies from conception until birth, infancy and the preschool years, middle childhood and adolescence, early adulthood, middle adulthood, and old age. Special topics are covered as well, such as childhood maltreatment, the challenge of developmental disabilities, as well as health and aging. In addition, special attention will be given to understanding the impact of culture on human development, with special readings on theory and experience from an Aboriginal perspective.

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that applicants possess an Alberta High School Diploma with a mark of 50% in English 30/30-1 or 60% in English 33/30-2. Mature students will be considered based on an English Equivalency Assessment.