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Course Descriptions

Lower Division

180. Lifespan Human Development (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or equivalent.

Introduction to the cognitive, social emotional and physical development of humans within their ecological niches. Differing worldviews (anthropology, sociology, psychology, and biology) will be used to compare and contrast developmental milestones and issues from conception to death.

250. Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
(4)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of mathematical procedure usually covered in elementary high school algebra, eligibility for GE math. Not open to students with credit in ANTH 202, MATH 180, PSY 110, SOC 250 or C/LA 250.

Introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics and their applications in social and behavioral science research; performance of statistical exercises by interactive computer. Emphasis upon knowledge of which statistical tests to use and how to interpret their results. (Lec 3 hrs, lab 2 hrs.) Same course as C/LA 250.

Upper Division

General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper division course except upper division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.

300I. Death and Dying (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100.

This course will explore the social, cultural and individual aspects of the death experience. Death will be examined from historical, biological, legal, religious and ethnical perspectives. In addition, death work, aspects and meaning of the dying experience, survivorship, ritual and grief will be studied. All topics will be examined in light of life-span, cultural and gender diversity. Not open to students with credit in HDEV 400I.

307I. Approaches to Childhood and Adolescence (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100.

Biological, psychological, and sociocultural aspects in the growth of the individual from conception through early adolescence will be considered. Relevant topics and theoretical issues will be treated in an interdisciplinary manner. Not open to students with credit in NRSG 307.

320. Research Methods in Human Development (4)

Prerequisites: ANTH 120, or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or HDEV 180, HDEV 250.

Research methods in human development. Includes methods and models from anthropology, biology, psychology and sociology as applied to research. (Lec 3 hrs, lab 2 hrs.) Letter grade only (A-F).

340. Families and Work: Life Course Processes (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, upper division status, PSY 100 or ANTH 100 or SOC 100.

This course provides a framework for understanding families, work, and their changing relationship. It examines the historical transformations over time in Western societies, but especially in the U.S., in the nature of work and how these changes have helped to reshape family forms, relationships and processes.

357I. Approaches to Adulthood and Aging (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100.

Biological, psychological and sociocultural aspects in the development of the individual from late adolescence or youth until death will be considered. Relevant topics and theoretical issues will be treated in an interdisciplinary manner. Not open to students with credit in NRSG 357 and PSY 365.

360. Cultural Foundations for Human Development (3)

Prerequisites: HDEV 307I, 357I.

Examination of the human life cycle from a global and cross-cultural comparative perspective. Consideration of how the phases of human development (and the transitions between them) are conceptualized and dealt with in a variety of sociocultural settings worldwide.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HDEV 401.

402. Development of Thought: Structure, Process and Cultural
Influences Across the Life Span (3)

Prerequisites: HDEV 320 and HDEV 360.

Readings and discussion focus on the examination of theories and current research on the development of thought focusing on biological underpinnings, psychological process and sociocultural constraints. Specific topics include memory, intelligence, cognition, problem solving, language and thought, literacy and educational implications. All issues will be examined from an interdisciplinary perspective across the life span.

403. The Acquisition of Culture: Social Processes in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)

Prerequisites: HDEV 320, HDEV 360 or an equivalent upper-level cultural anthropology course (e.g. ANTH 414,415,419,420,421) and consent of instructor.

This course examines the processes by which people are socialized and acquire culture within the broader globalizing context. It examines how cultures and societies are constantly overlapping, intersecting, and interacting with each other in multiple ways, in multiple spaces, and at multiple times. It examines historic and contemporary power relations, human rights, economic landscapes, political agendas, and religious beliefs. The course is designed to challenge how western social scientists understand and represent the complexity of human behavior and human cultures.

 

470. Seminar/Practicum (4)

Prerequisites: HDEV 250, 307I, 320, 357I, 360; and consent of instructor. The course provides for a sequence of observations and supervised participation with individuals in a variety of community agencies and/or educational settings. Practicum is supplemented by topical seminar discussions for two hours each week. (Seminar 2 hrs, practicum 6 hrs.)

490. Special Topics in Human Development (3)

Prerequisites: HDEV 307I, consent of instructor. Topics of current interest in human development selected for intensive study. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics for a given semester will be announced in the Schedule of Classes.

499. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.Student will conduct independent laboratory, field, or library research and write a report of the research. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

Upper Division Foundation Courses (12 units from the following list, including at least one course from each foundation areas):

Biological Foundations:
ANTH 318 Human Genetics
ANTH 319 Human Growth and Development
BIOL 301 Biology of Human Aging
H SC 420I International Health (D2/ E)
H SC 421 Health Behavior
H SC 425I Human Sexuality and Sec Education (E)
WGSS 440 Issues in Women’s Health

Psychological Foundations:
ED P 302 Adolescent Development
ED P 305 Educational Psychology
CDFS 311 Prenatal Development and Infancy
CDFS 312I Family and Personal Development (D2/E)
CDFS 314 The Older Child
CDFS 411 Individual Child Study and Guidance
CDFS 412 Family Interaction
GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (D2/E)
GERN 485 Mental Health and Aging
HDEV 300I Death and Dying (D2/E)
PSY 331 Sensation and Perception
PSY 332 Cognition
PSY 333 Psychology of Learning
PSY 336 Psychology of Emotion
PSY 351 Social Psychology (D2)
PSY 356 Personality (D2)
PSY 368 Asian American Personality and Mental Health
PSY 370 Abnormal Psychology (D2)

PSY 378 Health Psychology
PSY 438 Psycholinguistics
PSY 463 Social and Personality Development

Sociocultural Foundations:
ANTH 351 Sex Roles and Culture
ANTH 413 Language and Culture
ANTH 419 Concepts and Theories of Ethnic Identity
ANTH 421 Education Across Cultures
ANTH 454 Culture and Aging
ANTH 475 Language and Gender in Cross Cultural Perspective
ASAM 340 Asian American Family
ASAM 381 Asian American Women
AFRS 410 The Black Family (E)
CHLS 340 Latino Education in the United States
CHLS 350 The Latino Population in the United States
CHLS 415 Latina Women in the United States
CDFS 413 Child and Family in the Community
GERN 400I Perspectives on Gerontology (D2/E)
HDEV 300I Death and Dying (D2/E)
HDEV 340 Families and Work
LING 329 Introduction to Language Acquisition
LING 379 Sociolinguistics and Schooling
SOC 320 The Family
SOC 325 Sociology of Women
SOC 335I Social Psychology (D2)
SOC 345 Juvenile Delinquency
SOC 346 Race, Gender and Class (D2)
SOC 423 Child Abuse and Prevention
SOC 464 Aging and Society
WGSS 401I Women in Global Perspective (D2)
WGSS 420 Mothers and Daughters