CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH
POLICY STATEMENT


NUMBER: 78-27
FILE: Degrees


SUBJECT: MAJOR IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE


The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of May 26, 1977, and approved by the President on June 7, 1977, is as follows:


MAJOR IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE


The Human Development Program is designed to provide students with a fundamental interdisciplinary understanding of human growth and development throughout the life cycle. The program of study concentrates on the psychological, sociocultural, and biological dimensions of human development, and on the underlying processes and structures which support that development.


The curriculum is flexible and designed to help students meet a variety of educational needs. A large number of elective courses enables students to choose a program of study appropriate to particular interests and goals. In addition, a variety of experiences in community agencies and/or educational settings enable students to integrate knowledge with career goals.


Requirements for the Major in Human Development for the Bachelor of Arts Degree:
Lower Division: Psychology 100; Anthropology 120 or sociology 100; and Biology 107 or 207.
Upper Division: A minimum of 36 units including (a) a 15-unit required core:
Human Development 307, 357, 401, 420, and 470; and (b)
21 units with a minimum of 3 units selected from the electives in each of the following six clusters: (1) Age Specific Area of Life Span; (2) Affective-Physical Development; (3) Cognitive-Linguistic Development and Learning; (4) Creative Development; (5) Family and Community; and (6) Cultural Influences on Human Development.
A curriculum brochure listing specific courses within each cluster may be obtained from the Program Office.


Effective: Fall, 1978
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