Issues in Adolescence                                      4 credits
This course will examine the major biological, social and psychological changes that occur as children develop into adolescents, through the teenage years, and into young adulthood. Issues explored will include the development of selfidentity, moral reasoning, adolescent egocentrism, the importance of peer relationships and the emergence of sexuality. Special focus will be placed on relevant issues such as alcohol/substance abuse, adolescent depression and suicide, eating disorders; as well as legal and judicial issues in cases involving adolescents. Prerequisite: Py150 or approval of Division Chair.

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