- Name: Psychology of Adolescence
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Psychology
- Units (Credits): 2.00 - 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Prerequisites: PSY101 or consent of instructor
Examines psychological development during adolescence with emphasis on special problems in American society: drug abuse, pregnancy, and familial problems.
II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program
The purpose of this course is to provide a foundation of knowledge about adolescence, including major theories, principles, research methods, and issues. The information in the parentheses after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.
Students who pass this course must demonstrate they can:
- Identify important terminology, concepts, principles, theories, and models from the study of adolescence. (GE 1)
- Draw conclusions about the role of biological, cognitive, and socio-emotional processes in adolescence. (GE 6)
- Use materials from the course to design an approach or process that will either further the understanding of adolescence or improve the welfare of adolescents. (GE 6)
- Present substantially error-free prose based upon the American Psychological Association’s style manual in all written assignments and presentations (GE 2).
Scheduled PSY-234 classes:
There are currently no PSY-234 classes scheduled for this term.