The Lifespan Development course is designed to provide an understanding of the normal developmental process of individuals over the entire lifespan starting with conception and ending with death. Students will learn that developmental psychology is a science that uses the scientific method to study human growth and change. This course will introduce students to the various theoretical perspectives related to human development. A foundational concept to this course is that development is complex and, no matter what the age of the person, biological, cognitive, social, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of the individual must be considered for the best understanding of change. Additionally, this course will examine typical and atypical patterns of development.

This course is an introduction to the major types of nutrients needed by humans, their utilization by the body, the consequences of their deficiencies, and their sources. Nutritional principles are applied throughout the lifecycle.

Adult students in this course will explore both the theological foundations of evangelism as well as explore various methods for doing evangelism, with a view toward becoming both more articulate in sharing their own faith and becoming better equipped to give leadership to an evangelistic effort in their own communities.

This course is designed to equip adult learners with strategies for success in college and in life-long learning, emphasizing personal responsibility. With a specific focus toward success in online learning, the course covers foundational ideas about faith, learning, and a biblical worldview; Geneva’s available resources and services; goal-setting; time management and organization; writing basics; reading strategies; APA; and adult learning theories.

Focusing on adult development across the lifespan, this course explores changes in relationships, careers and leisure, cognition, memory, and personality in aging individuals. Topics include coping with the psychological changes of aging, developmental theories of change in adulthood, the impact of psychological changes on social functioning, and developmental changes in marriage and family relationships.