Lifespan Growth and Development is a study of social, emotional, cognitive and physical factors and influences of a developing human from conception to death.

Meets NCTC Core Curriculum Requirement

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe the stages of the developing person at different periods of the life span from birth to death
  • Discuss the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that affect the development process of the individual
  • Identify factors of responsible personal behavior with regard to issues such as sexual activity, substance abuse, marriage and parenting
  • Explain the biosocial, cognitive, and psychological includes throughout the lifespan as an ongoing set of processes involving both continuity and change
  • Describe the different development perspectives of the major theories of development (i.e. cognitive, learning, humanistic and psychodynamic)
  • Identify examples of some of the cultural and ethnic differences that influence development throughout the lifespan
  • Discuss the various causes or reasons for disturbances in the developmental process

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0


  • Must be TSI Complete for Reading