Consistent with UWGB’s General Education Learning Objectives, students will demonstrate skills in listening, speaking, writing, and use of computers, as well as critical thinking and problem-solving. Examples:
- Use APA style effectively when writing papers
- Demonstrate basic proficiency with a computer-based statistical package
- Use library facilities and computerized databases (e.g., PsychINFO) to locate pertinent information
- Present material effectively in class participation and in individual and group oral presentations
Students will understand physical, cognitive, emotional, and social development across the life span and the major theoretical perspectives in the field.
- Learn to evaluate alternative approaches to promoting optimal human development
- Conceptualize the field in terms of the complexity or reciprocal biopsychosocial interactions
Students will possess an understanding of the scientific methods involved in research on human development.
- Have the ability to critically assess the merits of basic and applied research
- Have the ability to accurately interpret and use such research
- Understand the basic principles of research designs from the variety of relevant disciplines
- Understand the ethical issues involved in research
Students will apply knowledge of human development to intrapersonal, interpersonal, and societal issues.
- Participate, for example, in service learning, applied research, and/or internships
- Have the ability to apply information gained in the major toward future career and personal goals
- Engage in positive citizenship
- Be proficient in solving multidisciplinary problems
- Understand the ethical issues involved in application
Students will recognize the role of context (i.e., ecological systems) in the processes of human development.
- Understand and be able to apply key components of cultural diversity (e.g., social class, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation)
- Develop an understanding of the ways in which historical periods influence human development