Content and Theory
Critically examine and discuss selected topics in adolescent development, as well as being able to apply the information and skills learned in this class to your own life.
Identify and discuss the major theories of adolescent development, as well as the various research methods used in the study of adolescent development.
Understand the important developmental changes that young people experience during this period and during their transition to adulthood.
Discuss why at-risk issues are so pronounced during this period and understand prevention and intervention measures that can be taken by families to help them cope with this transition.
Effective Writing and Analysis
Synthesize (both in thought and writing) information on adolescent development, and apply this information to "real" adolescents with whom you come into contact.