2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 04, 2024  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PSYC 030 - Twentysomething in the 21st Century

First-year students are not only beginning their college careers, they are entering a new life stage. They leave behind adolescence, which entailed going through puberty, reaching sexual maturity, completing secondary school, and enter emerging adulthood, a life stage distinguished by instability, feelings of being incompletely adult, a sense of wide-open possibilities, and the beginning of moving toward enduring choices in love and work. This course will focus on development from age 18 to 29 in early 21st century American society. Students will learn how the typical experience of 18-29 year-old Americans today differs from past eras in American society, as well as the variations in emerging adulthood today, within American society and around the world. An important part of the course will be that students will learn to reflect on their own lives in historical and cultural contexts.
Fulfills the Historical Perspective requirement

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Periodically