Feb 29, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BHSC 7357 - The Moral and Spiritual Landscape of Childhood and Adolescence


Credits: 3

This course offers for discussion and critical reflection a developmental perspective on moral reasoning and religious experience in childhood and adolescence, in light especially of the theories of Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lawrence Kohlberg, and James Fowler. These theories are supplemented by a close look at the research of psychoanalyst Ana-Maria Rizzuto on the God-ideas of early childhood. A particular focus of the course is on how moral and religious development can be impeded by impositions of adult teaching on children and adolescents before their cognitive development is sufficient to permit assimilation and independent assessment of them. This course may be applied to the following curricular field concentration: humanities.



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