Social Work 5233 critically examines contemporary topics in the field of human development from birth to death. The course provides an overview of current theory and research on development across the lifespan. Special emphasis is placed on controversies that have dominated the field and continue to be a source of research. Using an interdisciplinary approach, we will explore social, cognitive, physical, and biological factors that shape the course of human development. Attention is paid to how cultural context shapes and gives meaning to development.

Hours of Credit: Three (3) Credit Hours