Moral Development

Moral Development
Theories and applications of moral development, including moral reasoning, moral emotions, contextual factors, and socialization influences that influence moral decisions and moral behavior.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesSFL 101 & STAT 121 & SFL 290; SFL 210 or concurrent enrollment.
 ProgramsContaining SFL 453
Course Outcomes

Content and Theory

Critically examine and discuss selected topics in moral development, as well as being able to apply the information and skills learned in this class to your own life.

Understand the different constructs that contribute to moral development, such as cognition, emotion, identity, context, and culture.

Be able to discuss socialization influences that impact children's moral development, such as parents, peers, teachers, and media.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

  • Identify and discuss the major theories of moral development, as well as the various research methods used in the study of moral and prosocial development.
  • Effective Writing and Analysis

    • Think and write in a synthesized, analytical fashion, combining information across sources rather than merely summarizing information.