In this course, you gain an understanding of college student development theory and its application to practice. You learn to critically analyze and evaluate theories for inclusiveness, relevance, and applicability for diverse populations from your own perspective, as well as from the perspectives of various college student populations.
Specific theories examined include human development theories applicable to college student populations, cognitive, moral, psycho-social, and ethical theories. The course also looks into adult development, racial and sexual orientation, identity development, and spiritual development models. At the end of the course, you will be able to apply the theories and process models in your student affairs practice.
Completion of a bachelor's degree.
Students of the M.S.in Student Affairs in Higher Education, the Student Affairs Administration Certificate, the Campus Crises Management Certificate and the Student Affairs Management of Auxiliary Enterprises must only take the section of the course taught by Jody Donovan and Jennifer Johnson. This section is available in the spring semester.