Adolescence is marked by major changes in youth¿s physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development. This course examines these changes, taking an applied perspective to examine theory and current research.
Effective Citizenship, Information Literacy
Effective Citizenship: Students will examine the role of societal and cultural influences on adolescent development. Further, students will critically evaluate political and judicial definitions of adolescence and how these definitions influence society's beliefs about and expectations of adolescents.
Information Literacy: Students will critically evaluate media sources related to adolescence, comparing these sources to theoretical and empirical investigation.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PSYC)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Siegler, R., DeLoache, J., & Eisenberg, N. (2006). HOW CHILDREN DEVELOP, 2nd edition. Selected chapters from the textbook, journal articles, and popular press items.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three to four in-class activities, two papers (6-8 pages), group presentation, weekly message board postings, a midterm and final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one Wesleyan University course can be taken as non-graded towards the major. This is a column 2 Breadth Requirement course. Although not required, it is recommended that students have had both Introductory Psychology and Research Methods.
|Instructor(s): Germo,Gary Richard Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: JUDD116; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 16||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 20||FR: 0|
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