Adolescent Development

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CS-0270, NS-0270, SS-0270
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Meeting Information
Location: ASH 222
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Time: 2:00-3:20
Extension: 5389
Office: ASH 213
Office Hours:
Home Page:
Technical Information
Course Level: 200
Course Number: 270
Course Capacity: 25
Course Website:

Adolescent Development is a crosslisted Cognitive Science/Natural Science/Social Science class taught by Jane Couperus.

Course Description

Adolescence is often thought of as a time of great change and upheaval as children navigate the transition into adulthood. Raging hormones, changing social expectations and relationships, and developing autonomy all contribute to this tumultuous time. This course will examine the biological, cognitive, and social changes that occur during adolescence to develop a better understanding of this unique period of development. Using psychological as well as neuroscience and social science literatures the course will examine adolescence through multiple perspective to develop a well rounded picture of this developmental period. Students will be asked to read primary literature in psychology and neuroscience as well as from other relevant fields such as anthropology and sociology. Requirements will include short papers throughout the semester as well as a major research project. Prerequisite: Students having been on the waitlist in the Spring 2009 will be given priority. This course satisfies Division I distribution requirements.

Learning Goals

Previous Semesters Taught

Spring 2009: CS-0246/NS-0246/SS-0246

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