Developmental Psychology
3 Credit Hours

Course Description
This online course traces the fundamental patterns of normal health development from conception to death. Each developmental period is examined in light of the characteristics of the period and the demands of the American culture. Recent research in the studies relating to different ages is reviewed.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Software and Hardware Requirements
The student will need to have access to the Internet and will need access to a word processor such as Microsoft Word or Microsoft Works. A printer would be helpful but not absolutely necessary.

Computer Literacy Requirement
The student must have some previous experience working with computers and the Internet; must be able to use e-mail; and should be familiar with sending attachments.


  • Completion of approximately 20 short answer study guide questions for each of 18 chapters. These are not timed. Results will be returned and feedback given within 5 days. (approx.19% of final grade)Completion of 7 critical thinking activities. These consist of practical application life events in which you critically think about the situation, do the required assignment and then summarize your findings/learning in a page or less summary. (approx. 11% of final grade)Completion of 7 unit exams. Tests consist of 45 randomly selected multiple-choice questions and 3 critical thinking essay questions. These are timed. Results will be returned and feedback given within 5 days. (approx. 60% of final grade)
  • Completion of one research project on a topic of your choice, which is relevant to the study of Human Development. This project is worth 100 points. Specific guidelines will be given. (approx. 10% of final grade)

Your instructor welcomes communication through e-mail. All information needed for the course is available within the online course. A suggested 15 week schedule is included to help you stay on task and to help insure completion of the course on or before your exit date.

Instructor: Brenda Anderson