Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-809-188 026101 Developmental Psychology
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-809-188 DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ...defines human development; examines theories; heredity and environmental effects; prenatal development and birth; evaluates biosocial, cognitive psychosocial development through the life span; aging, death, and dying. (Prerequisite: A placement value of 6200; OR Accuplacer Rdg score greater/equal to 55 AND Sentence Skills greater/equal to 60; OR ACT Rdg score greater/equal to 16 AND English greater/equal to 15; OR 10-831-107, College Reading and Writing with a B or better)
Total Credits3
Prior Learning Assessments
  1. Credit by Exam
Course Competencies
  1. Examine current research as relevant to lifespan development
  2. Analyze key issues that influence developmental perspectives
  3. Compare the various theoretical frameworks as they apply to development
  4. Evaluate the integration of genetics and environmental influences on development
  5. Analyze developmental issues related to physical/biological changes across the lifespan
  6. Analyze developmental issues related to cognitive changes across the lifespan
  7. Analyze developmental issues related to psychological/emotional changes across the lifespan
  8. Analyze developmental issues related to social changes across the lifespan
  9. Examine issues surrounding death and dying