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Elective Suggestions- Health Across the Lifespan

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.

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