Family Life

Human Development

Human Development
Growth and development of the child from conception through adolescence; influences of family, peers, and schools.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteNOTE: Additional seats for specific sections may be available to Freshman Mentoring participants through envelopes. NOTE: Also offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
 OfferedIndependent Study also.
 ProgramsContaining SFL 210
Course Outcomes: 

Content and Theory

  • Acquire a broad base of knowledge of human development.
  • Be conversant with the major human development theories as well as their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Comprehend the dynamic and complex interaction among the domains of human development (e.g., biological, cognitive, emotional, social, etc.)
  • Critically apply information learned in class to your own life
  • Provide knowledge and skills that will benefit the lives of the children for whom you will have stewardship in this life.

Effective Writing and Analysis

Improve your writing and critical thinking skills.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Understand the research methodology utilized in the study of human development.