Lecture: 4 hrs per week/ semester
Hybrid: 2hours/week in class; 2 hours/week online
This course will employ a number of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, such as:
- seminar presentations
- research papers
- audio visual presentations
- examination and feedback
- small group discussions and activities
- Historical and cultural perspectives
- Puberty, health and biological foundations
- The brain and cognitive development
- The self, identity, emotion and personality
- Moral development, values and religion
- Peers, romantic relationships and lifestyles
- Achievement, work, and careers
- Problems and resiliency
At the conclusion of the course, the successful student will be able to:
- Explain the problems faced by adolescents and emerging adults.
- Describe the goals for healthy development in the adolescent and emerging adult period.
- Demonstrate an ability to utilize readings, experiences and research to pursue knowledge in some relevant area.
- Describe the main theories of adolescent and emerging adult development.
- Identify the main developmental issues facing adolescents and emerging adults.
The course evaluation will be in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. Evaluations will be based on the course objectives. The specific evaluation criteria will be provided by the instructor at the beginning of the semester.
Students may conduct research with human participants as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving human subjects.
An example of a possible evaluation scheme would be:
Exams - 60%
Research paper - 30%
Paper topic and annotated bibliography - 10%
Total - 100%
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students:
Textbook(s) such as the following, the list to be updated periodically:
McMahan, I., & Thompson, S. (2015). Adolescence (Canadian Edition). Toronto, Pearson.
Santrock, J. (2016). Adolescence (16th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Arnett, J. J. (2018). Adolescence and emerging adulthood: A cultural approach (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.