Psychology (PSYC) 228
Introduction to Human Development (Revision 9)
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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Social Science
Precluded Course: PSYC 257 and PSYC 323 (PSYC 228 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for PSYC 257 or PSYC 323.)
PSYC 228 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Téluq equivalency: PSY 1200
In PSYC 228: Introduction to Human Development, you will study the basic concepts and mechanisms inherent in the process of human development from birth to old age, with an emphasis on the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional changes associated with each life stage. In this course, we will consider the basic issues at each stage using a variety of theoretical models.
The course consists of the following eight units.
- Unit 1 – Theories, Approaches, and Biological Foundations
- Unit 2 – Infancy
- Unit 3 – Early Childhood
- Unit 4 – Middle and Late Childhood
- Unit 5 – Adolescence
- Unit 6 – Emerging and Young Adulthood
- Unit 7 – Middle Adulthood
- Unit 8 – Late Adulthood
To receive credit for PSYC 228, you must successfully complete all quizzes and the assignment and must achieve a composite course grade of at least D (50 percent) and a grade of at least 50 percent on the examination. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows.
|8 Quizzes (5% each)||40%|
|Critical Review Assignment (3% for approval, 12% for assignment)
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Tanner, J.L., Warren, A.E.A., Bellack, D., & MacQuarrie, C. (2017). Visualizing the Lifespan, Canadian Edition. USA: John Wiley & Sons Canada.
Other course materials are available online.
Challenge for Credit Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, and intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information about the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
The challenge requirement for PSYC 228 is a written invigilated examination. To receive credit for the PSYC 228 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 9, October 3, 2017.
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Updated April 03 2019 by Student & Academic Services