Consumer and Family Studies

Division: Consumer/Family Studies

The Consumer Family Studies Department offers a single course in human development that covers developmental topics from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems.

Contact Information

Consumer and Family Studies Division Chair

Vanessa Bailey | (559) 730-3858 | vanessaba@cos.edu 
Tule: 504C | Visalia Campus

Dean of Business, Social Science, and Consumer Family Studies

Jesse Wilcoxson, Ed.D. | (559) 737-6281 | jessew@cos.edu 
Kern: 716 | Visalia Campus

For a complete list of courses and descriptions visit: COURSES


CFS 080 Lifespan Development 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course provides an overview, from a psychological perspective, of human development from conception through death, including biological and environmental influences. Theories and research of physical, cognitive, personality and social development are examined, as well as attention to developmental problems.
Advisory on Recommended Preparation: ENGL 261 or equivalent college course with a minimum grade of C or eligibility for ENGL 001 as determined by COS Placement Procedures. (C-ID PSY180)

Consumer/Family Studies

Griffith, Rebecca
B.A., California State University, Sonoma
M.S.W., University Of Nevada, Las Vegas