Course Details

Title Adulthood and Aging
Field of Study Public health
Professor hanyang (
Type Academic course
Delivery Method Offline (100% offline course):
Credits 3
Contact hours 45
Course code ISS1090
Course number

This course examines the lifespan development and stages of adulthood from young adulthood through the end of life, including attention to understanding normative and non-normative changes, optimal aging and wellbeing. Special attention will also be given to aging and adult life in the Korean context.

Week 1
•Course Overview and Policies
•Lifespan Development Theories and Concepts
•Demographics, Stages of Life and Cohort Effects

Week 2
•Identity and Social Development
•Relationships in Adulthood
•Work, education and leisure in Societies
•Adult Life in Korea

Week 3
•Midterm exam
•cPhysical aging processes and age-related diseases
•Memory & cognitive function

Week 4
•Life satisfaction & happiness
•Optimal & healthy aging
•Team Presentations
•Final Exam


•Review relevant theories of development, optimal aging and wellbeing
•Look at global aging issues and demographic knowledge
•Identify typical and a-typical developmental trajectories and role changes
•Consider various influences the adult development and wellbeing, such asfinancial and educational resources and culture.
•Explore South Korean adulthood and consider the similarities and differencesbetween adult life in Korea and adult life in students’ home countries.


Textbook: Course Packet Provided by Instructor
Other materials: MUST HAVE Laptop or notebook computer in class for digital assignments

Materials HISS Syllabus_Adulthood and Aging_Komelski
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