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Minor in Human Development

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)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
  • ANTH 120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any GE Foundation course.
  • PSY 100 General Psychology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: GE A1 requirement.
  • SOC 100 Principles of Sociology (3)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: A GE Foundation course.

Take all of the following courses:

  • HDEV 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.
  • HDEV 307 Approaches to Childhood Through Adolescence (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100.
  • HDEV 320 Research Methods in Human Development (4)
    Prerequisite:ANTH 120 or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or HDEV 180 and HDEV 250 or PSY 210 or SOC 250 or BIOL 260.
  • HDEV 357 Approaches to Adulthood Through Aging (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100.
  • HDEV 360 Cultural Foundations for Human Development (3)
    Prerequisites: HDEV 307 and HDEV 357.
    Prerequisites/Corequisite: HDEV 320.

Take one additional course chosen from the following:

  • HDEV 300, HDEV 340, HDEV 402, HDEV 403, HDEV 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.


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