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Human Development

College of Liberal Arts

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Human Development - Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Human Development (code HDEVBA01) (120 units)

Requirements

Lower Division:

  • Take 9 units from the following:
    • HDEV 180 Lifespan Human Development (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)

Core Courses (24 units):

  • Take all of the following courses:
    • HDEV 250 Elementary Statistics in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (4)
    • HDEV 307I Approaches to Childhood Through Adolescence (3)
    • HDEV 320 Research Methods in Human Dev (4)
    • HDEV 357I Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging (3)
    • HDEV 360 Cultural Foundations for Human Dev (3)
    • HDEV 470 Seminar/Practicum (4)
  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HDEV 402 Development of Thought: Structure, Process and Cultural Influences Across the Life Span (3)
    • HDEV 403 The Acquisition of Culture: Socialization in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
  • Take 12 units from the following, including at least one course from each foundation area:
    • Biological:
      • ANTH 318, 319; BIOL 301; H SC 420I, 421, 425I; WGSS 440;
    • Psychological:
      • ED P 302, 305; CDFS 311, 312I, 314, 411, 412; GERN 400I, 485; HDEV 300I; PSY 331, 332, 333, 336, 351, 356, 368, 370, 378, 438, 463;
    • Sociocultural:
      • ANTH 351, 413, 419, 421, 454, 475; ASAM 340, 381; AFRS 410; CHLS 340, 350, 415; CDFS 413; GERN 400I; HDEV 300I, 340; LING 329, 379; SOC 320, 325, 335I, 345, 346, 423, 464; WGSS 401I, 420.

Students must earn a grade of at least “C” in all upper division major courses.

Minor in Human Development (code HDEVUM01)

The minor in Human Development may be combined with any major at CSULB except Human Development and Liberal Studies, Track II - Human Development Concentration. The minor in Human Development offers students an opportunity to supplement their education with an interdisciplinary study of lifespan development within societal and cultural contexts.

Requirements

A minimum of 7 courses, chosen in consultation with the Human Development Department Advisor.

  • Take one of the following courses:
    • HDEV 180 Lifespan Human Development (3)
    • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
  • Take all of the following courses:
    • HDEV 250 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences (4)
    • HDEV 307I Approaches to Childhood Through Adolescence (3)
    • HDEV 320 Research Methods in Human Dev (4)
    • HDEV 357I Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging (3)
    • HDEV 360 Cultural Foundations for Human Dev (3)
  • Take one additional course chosen from the following:
    • HDEV 300I, 340, 402, 403, 470.

All students in this minor must take at least 6 courses in Human Development. All students who complete another course as part of their major that is equivalent to a Human Development course (such as a statistics course equivalent to HDEV 250) must substitute another HDEV course for that one.