Jun 13, 2024  
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2012-2013 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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SO 309 - Human Behavior and Development

Focuses on the development of people in their environment and explores how individuals relate to memberships in families, groups, organizations and communities over their life span. Also addresses how social, biological, and cultural systems affect human potential and development through examining a variety of theoretical approaches.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 5 Units

Interactivity: Discussion Board


Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Recognize that there are many ways of examining and understanding human development and behavior throughout the lifestyle.
  • Critically analyze the information provided about development and behavior through the use of varied resources, including your textbook, but also, by expressing your efforts to review material found in life experience, learning exercises, interviews with other persons who work in related fields, Web sites, and so forth. Go wild.
  • Understand the critical relationships between the impact of history and culture on human development and behavior, and be able to express, in your written assignments and on the Discussion board, what you have learned.
  • Gain a further appreciation for diversity, often as it is explained by a better understanding of those elements and influences of socioeconomic status, culture, bias, value systems, and so forth. 
  • Gain a better understanding of ourselves as experienced through our own internal and external development.


Credits: 3

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