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ED485 College Students and Student Development Theory

Student development theory is a fundamental aspect of student affairs practice and the cornerstone of effective work in fostering holistic growth and development of college students in higher educational environments. The purpose of this course is to introduce you to several foundational and contemporary college student development theories and how they apply to practice in our work with students. We will explore theories from several branches of student development theory including psychosocial, cognitive-structural, social identities, and holistic. This exploration will also include investigations of the contextual elements of students’ experiences that interact with and affect elements outlined in student development theory in varied ways.

Credits: 3
Offered: Spring
Prerequisites: None
Restrictions: None
Instructors: T. Shalka
ED 485 College Students and Student Development Theory course information is subject to change, please check the latest schedule.