Development: Across the Lifespan

Course Code: ECE 112

Academic Year: 2019-2020

This course provides an overview of the biological, psychological, social and cultural influences on the development of the individual from conception to death. Major theoretical perspectives and principles of life-span development are a focus, with additional inquiry into how these perspectives influence the ways behaviour is explained and the implications for social practices and self-understanding. Interrelationships between individual and group behaviours, the broader social contexts within which they occur and influences on the formation of identity and experience are explored. The course also examines ways in which knowledge of human development is produced and evaluated by scholars, practitioners, the media and the public.