Adult Development and Aging

LSOC-431
Credits: 
3
Prerequisites: 
LENG-111 and LSOC-211
Electable by: 
All
Required of: 
MTHE majors
Semesters Offered: 
Fall, Spring
Location: 
Boston Campus
Courses may not be offered at the listed location(s) each semester. Consult my.berklee.edu for specific term availability.

In this course, students explore adult development and aging. Students examine the research literature on psychological, social, biological, and teleological aspects of how adults mature; and explore issues such as relationships, professions, death, dying, and thriving in a difficult world. Students compare the psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, and existential approaches, including the theories of Freud, Erikson, Kegan, Vygotsky, K bler-Ross, Prochaska, Gilligan, and Goleman. Through reflection, students apply theory to real personal and professional situations.

Department: 
LART
Course chair: 
Simone Pilon