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.