The Human Development concentration provides students with a broad foundation covering a range of issues. Courses focus on psychological, sociological, and emotional development across the lifespan of humans. It also complements professional training and enhances personal development and interpersonal effectiveness. This concentration provides knowledge and skills that can be applied to real world settings such as families, schools, and work places.
|Select from the following: 1||20|
|Choose at least one course in each of the designated areas below. One course must be upper-division.|
|Human Development and Growth 2|
|Infant and Toddler Development|
|Early and Middle Childhood Development|
|Psychology of Aging|
|Psychology of Gender|
|Applications to Education and Advocacy 3|
|Developmental Issues in Education|
|Learning in Out-of-School Time|
|Behavioral Disorders in Childhood|
|Child Abuse and Neglect|
|Introduction to Positive Psychology|
|Understanding Special Education|
|Social Context and Relationships|
|Interpersonal Relationships in Childhood and Adolescence|
|Children's Development in Diverse Cultures|
|Identity and Equity in American Schools|
|The Social Psychology of Prejudice|
Additional courses are required if pursuing a minor in Child Development or Psychology. If you plan to pursue a minor, meet with an advisor early in your degree.
If pursuing a career in Early Childhood Education (ECE), students may transfer 16 units of ECE credit from a community college. These students must also take an upper-division course in the areas of "Human Development and Growth" or "Applications to Education and Advocacy."
If pursuing a career in Special Education, students must take SPED 420.