College of Liberal Arts
Human Development - HDEV Courses
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.
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.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ANTH 202, MATH 108, 180, PSY 110, 210, SOC 250 or C/LA 250. (Lec 3 hrs, lab 2 hrs.) Same course as C/LA 250.
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. Not open for credit to students with credit in HDEV 400I.
Exploration of social, cultural and individual aspects of death experience examined from historical, biological, legal, religious and ethical perspectives. Deathwork, the dying experience, survivorship, ritual and grief examined in light of life-span, cultural and gender diversity.
307I. Approaches to Childhood Through 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 for credit 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 and HDEV 250, completion of GE life science requirement.
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: ANTH 120 or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or HDEV 180.
Examination of 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 Through Aging (3)
Prerequisites: Completion of G.E. Foundation, upper-division standing, ANTH 120 or HDEV 180 or PSY 100 or SOC 100. Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 357 and PSY 365.
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.
360. Cultural Foundations for Human Development (3)
Prerequisites: HDEV 307I, 357I. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HDEV 320.
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.
364. Interpersonal Skills in Human Development (3)
Prerequisites: HDEV 307I and 357I.
Designed to develop interpersonal skills identified as necessary to have effective human relations. It includes a presentation of theory and research applicable to processes in interpersonal functioning and human relations. Didactic and experiential learning approaches.
Not open for credit to students with credit in HDEV 434B or ED P 434B.
402. Development of Thought: Structure, Process and Cultural Influences Across the Life Span (3)
Prerequisites: HDEV 320 and 360.
Examination of theories and current research on the development of thought and problem solving across the lifespan and cross-culturally using a multidisciplinary approach. Specific topics include cognition, problem solving, intelligence, language and thought, understanding numbers, literacy and educational implications.
403. The Acquisition of Culture: Socialization 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.
Examination of socialization as both a universal and culturally specific phenomenon. Topics include cross-cultural variations in teaching and learning; socialization of children and adult novices; socialization as key aspect of social and cultural reproduction and source of innovation and change.
470. Seminar/Practicum (4)
Prerequisites: HDEV 250, 307I, 320, 357I, 360; and consent of the instructor.
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 and Chair.
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.