PSYC2310 Psychology Throughout the Lifespan

This course explores human development across the lifespan. The developmental process will be viewed from the theoretical, physical, cognitive, and psychosocial perspectives. This course will examine the complete lifespan, beginning with prenatal development and progressing through the process of death and dying.




Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explore major theories pertaining to human development
Describe fetal development
Examine psychosocial, physical, and cognitive development in childhood
Examine psychological, physical, and cognitive development in adolescence
Examine psychosocial, physical, and cognitive development in adulthood
Identify temperamental differences
Explore the process of aging
Identify personal views toward death and dying
Explore abnormal human development
Explore cultural and familial influences on human development
Analyze personal views toward death and dying
Apply theories of development to life experiences
Apply theories of development to projected life experiences
Describe current research in developmental psychology

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details



MnTC Goal Areas:

5 & 7