Course Title: Cognitive and Personal Development of College Students



        Instructor Professor Helen S. Astin
       Institution UCLA
Office Number 310.825.2709
E-mail address hastin@gseis.ucla.edu



This seminar is designed to explore topics relevant to college student development.


Schedule of Classes & Readings

Jan 13
Introduction; Exercise

Jan 20
The Goals of Higher Education Issues in Student Development

Jan 27
Theoretical Perspectives - (Personal Statement is Due)

Feb 3
Cognitive Development

Feb 10
Moral & Character Development * Lena not here

Feb 17
Psychosocial Issues

Feb 24
Identify Development

March 3
Identity Development (cont’d)

March 10
Reexamination of Issues in Student Development

March 17
Student Presentations * Chris not here

March 24
Student Presentations
Papers are due


REFERENCES



Class Participation and Requirements



Reading Guide


Week 2:  The Goals of Higher Education



Bowen, H. (1977).  "Goals:  The Intended Outcomes of Higher Education." Chapter 2 in

Investment in Learning:  Jossey-Bass, pp. 30-59.



King, P.M.  "Theories of College Student Development:  Sequences and Consequences"  from

Journal of College Student Development.  (November 1994) Vol. 35.



Rogers, C. (1961).  Chapter 8.  On Becoming a Person. Boston:  Houghton Mifflin Co.



Strange, C.  "Student Development:  The Evolution and Status of an Essential Idea" from

Journal of College Student Development.  (November 1994) Vol. 35.



Terenzini, P.T.  "Good News and Bad News:  The Implications of Strange's Propositions for

Research" from Journal of College Student Development.  (November 1994) Vol. 35.



Pascarella and Terenzini, (1991).  How College Affects Students,  Chapter 1.







Week 3:  Theoretical Perspectives



Erikson, E.H. (1968). "Eight Ages of Man." in Childhood and society: Norton, pp. 247-284.



Morgan, E. and Farber, B.A. (1982). "Toward a Reformulation of the Eriksonian Model of

Female Identity Development." in Adolescence, Spring, pp. 199-211.



Chickering and Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity, Chapters 1-4.



Pascarella and Terenzini, (1991).  How College Affects Students, Chapter 2.



Moore, L.  (1990).  Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students, Chapter 1





Week 4:  Cognitive Development



Perry, W.G., Jr. "Cognitive and Ethical Growth: The Making of Meaning." in Today's

Students and Their Needs, pp. 760-116.



Feingold, A. (1988). "Cognitive Gender Differences Are Disappearing." American

Psychologist, 43 (2), pp. 95-103.



Bowen, H. (1977).  Investment in Learning.  Chapter 3.



Magolda, M.B. (1992).  Knowing and Reasoning in College:  Gender-Related patterns in

Students' Intellectual Development.  Chapters 1, 2, 6.



Pascarella and Terenzini (1991).  How College Affects Students, Chapter 4.



Chickering & Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity,   Chapter 2.





Week 5:  Moral Development



Gilligan, C.  "Moral Development."  Chapter in Today’s Students and Their Needs, pp.

139-157.



Smith, A.F. "Lawrence Kohlberg’s Cognitive Stage Theory of the Development of Moral

Judgment."  (1978).



Bowen, H. (1977).  "Emotional and Moral Development."  In Investment in Learning.



Miller, J.G.  "Cultural Diversity in the Morality of Caring: Individually Oriented Versus

Duty-Based Interpersonal Moral Codes"  (1994).



Chickering  & Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity, Chapter 8



Pascarella and Terenzini (1991).  How College Affects Students, Chapter 8





Week 6:  Psychosocial Development



Peplau, L. and Perlman, D.  "Transition to College:  Loneliness and the Process of Social

Adjustment" from Loneliness - A Sourcebook of Current Theory, Research and Therapy.  John

Wiley & Sons.



Josselson, R.  (1983).  Pathways to Identity Development in Women. Chapter 2.



Pascarella and Terenzini (1991).  How College Affects Students,   Chapters 5,6,7.



Chickering & Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity,  Chapters 3,4, 5.





Week 7 & 8:



Cross, Jr., W.  "Rethinking Nigrescence."  In Shades of Black - Diversity in

African-American Identity.



Tatum, B.  "Talking about Race, Learning about Racism:  The Application of Racial Identity

Development Theory in the Classroom,"   In Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education.



Rendon, L.   "From the Barrio to the Academy:  Revelations of a Mexican American

'Scholarship Girl',"  In Racial/ Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education.



Phinney, J.  "Ethnic Identity in Adolescents and Adults:  Review of Research"  From

Psychological Bulletin, (1990).  Vol. 108.  No. 3, 499-514.



Moore, L.  (1990).  Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students.  Chapters 2,3,4, & 5.



Chickering & Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity,  Chapter 6



Week 9:  Promoting Student Development



Huebner, L.A.  (1989).  "Interaction of Student and Campus."



King, P.M. & Magolda, M.B.   "A Developmental Perspective on Learning," from Journal of

College Student Development.  (March/April 1996), Vol. 37.  No. 2.



Moore, L.V.  (1990). Evolving Theoretical Perspectives on Students. Chapters 6 & 7 -

"Theory in Student Affairs:  Evolving Perspectives" and "Perspectives on Age Differences,"



Chickering & Reisser (1993).  Education and Identity,  Chapter 16







Guidelines for Term Paper (15 pages)



Select a topic or question you plan to address (e.g. identity, ethics, leadership,

specific student issue, etc.).  As you explore and write on the topic embed your analysis

and discussion on the theoretical perspectives we covered in class, and do the following:



1.	Brief introduction about what this topic is all about and questions you plan to

	examine.



2.	Review the relevant literature on the topic.  What do we know; what are the critical

	issues, etc.?



3.	If you want to collect some data of your own, have a section in your paper that

	describes your study’s population, the questions you have tried to explore and what you

	found.



4.	Next/future  steps:



	(a)	What are the major questions for which we have no or limited information?



	(b)	What are your ideas of what kind of study or studies can assist us in dealing with,

	    	and/or answering some of these questions?



5. 	List of references used



6.	Annotate 3 references



MORE LISTINGS FOR THIS TOPIC


In our effort to offer a comprehensive listing of syllabi to the Higher Education community, we encourage your contributions to our collection. Submit your syllabi using our submission form, or via e-mail at ForestJ@UStrategies.com.