Electives for students that plan to work with specific groups of people as they make age and lifestyle changes across their lives.
CI 301 Understanding the Pre-Primary Child — Characteristics of infants, toddlers, and young children (birth through age 6); study and observation in formal and informal settings.
GEOG 300 Geography of World Population — [DSS, II] Analysis of distribution, density, and migration of people; related demographic theories dealing with environment and various socio-economic aspects. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
IS 343 Contemporary Health Care Issues — [IS] Seminar: Examination of contemporary health issues of diverse cultures across the lifespan. Discussion of global trends, cultural, lifespan, and ethical aspects of each topic. Prerequisite: admission to the University, junior standing.
MC 449 Media Psychology — [DFAH]: Media’s short-term and long-term psychological effects; socialization of children and adults; persuasion and social perception in politics, health communication and consumer behavior. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of instructor.
NURS 234 Human Development Across the Lifespan — Study of human growth and development and variations from conception to old age. Includes development of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, moral, ethical and spiritual systems. Prerequisites: PSYC 111 or consent of instructor for non-majors. Advisor registration required.
POLS 441/WMST 441 Women & Politics in America — [DSS,IGR] (Same as WMST 441) Consideration of politics and power in gender roles, family, class, occupation, and research, women and the political system and women and public policy. Prerequisite: 112 or consent of instructor.
PSYC 201 Child Psychology — [DSS] [IAI No. S6 903] Biological and psychological development of child from birth through puberty. Prerequisite: 111.
PSYC 203 Adolescent Psychology — [DSS] Biological and psychological development of adolescent; relationship between childhood development and adolescent behavior. Prerequisite: 111.
PSYC 204 Adult Development and Aging — [DSS] [IAI No. S6 905] Examination of psychological and psychosocial factors in development throughout adulthood; myths and realities of aging. Prerequisite: 111.
PSYC 487 Psychology of Aging — Biological, psychological and sociocultural factors in development and aging; age changes in learning, memory, intelligence, personality; special issues such as retirement, Alzheimer’s disease, elder abuse. Prerequisite: 204 or graduate standing.
SOC 391/WMST 391 Marriage and Family — [DSS] [IAI No. S7 902] (Same as WMST 391) Marriage and the family in U.S. society; behavioral change including gender roles, dating and mate selection, love and intimacy, alternative family forms, communication/conflict, divorce/remarriage.
SPC 323 Interpersonal Communication Theory and Applications — [DFAH] Explores beginning, maintaining and ending relationships. Emphasizes gender, racial and cultural influences, power, self-image and metacommunication. This course contains both theoretical and experiential approaches to personal relationships. Prerequisite: 103.
SPC 464 Family Communication — [DFAH] Communication functions and behavior within families and how they develop, maintain, enrich, or limit family relationships.