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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FCL 339 - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood

Developmental theory about the periods of adolescence (ages 12-18) and emerging adulthood (ages 18-25). Implications for practice with adolescents and emerging adults will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: FCL 232 or permission of instructor.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes, Activities and Assessments

Learner Outcome

Activity (optional)


Describe physical, cognitive and social-emotional development in adolescence and emerging adulthood


Students will be assessed via in-class exams and pop quizzes. Students will also be assessed as they design an adolescent support group module and in the interview project

Identify the major cultural an demographic shifts that have contributed to the development of the emerging adulthood period


Students will participate in in-class writing activities and discussions about cultural and demographic changes and will complete reflections, and will also be assessed on in-class exams.

Synthesize the variations in adolescent and emerging adult development based on culture, race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation


Students will be assessed in their interview project paper as well as via short-response questions on in-class exams.

Design interventions for adolescents or emerging adults based on theory and empirical sources.


Students will develop a module for an adolescent support group. They will also be asked to design parts of interventions and practice intervention skills in in-class writing activities

Assess adolescent and emerging adulthood development using developmental and ecological systems theories.


Students will assess the development of their interview participants in their interview project paper. They will also be asked to assess adolescents and emerging adults in case examples on exams and in in-class writing activities.

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