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H SER 221 - Adolescent Development

5 Credits
Acquaints students with the theories of development and sexuality of young people. Factors influencing youth development such as family, culture, religion, education and social stratification will be addressed. This holistic course will help students understand the full range of adolescent attitudes and behavior.


Quarters Typically Offered
Summer Online

Winter Day

Designed to Serve Students pursuing a Professional-Technical degree in Human Services, or an AA Transfer degree as a transferable elective or as part of an area of emphasis.
Active Date 2011-06-15

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
ProfTech Course Yes
Transferable Elective Yes
Course Outline
I. Physical Development II. Cognitive Development III. Cultural Beliefs IV. Gender V. Identity Development VI. Family Relationships VII. Friends and Peers VIII. Dating, Love, and Sexuality IX. Youth-related problems and Solutions

Student Learning Outcomes
Explain major biological and cognitive stages along with their implications during the period of adolescent development.

Assess and explain the impact of culture on development.

Identify major problems that may occur during adolescence and possibilities for prevention.

Summarize research results and discuss their potential implications.

Discuss youth development issues and their impact on peer, family, and community relationships.

Discuss traditional gender roles and current trends and pressures on youth.

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