(Prerequisite, majors only.) This course focuses on describing and explaining the physical, social, and cognitive changes that take place from conception to death. Students will learn about major theories and empirical methodology used to explore developmental changes. One goal of this course is to have students think critically about developmental research; that is, to be able to evaluate information on how environment and genetics contribute to development and to behavior. A second goal is for students to become effective practitioners by applying what they learn about developmental changes to real life situations. The third goal is for students to become creative planners who can facilitate healthy development for future generations.