Human Development courses

HDEV 222: Peer Education for Young Adults

In this course, students train to become Peer Educators for the campus community. Students learn listening and intervention skills, develop skills in health promotion and harm reduction, make presentations, and evaluate health promotion programs for fellow students. Students will enhance leadership skills, develop public speaking, and further program planning skills. Students must apply for admission into the Peer Educator program to enroll in the course.

Units: 2 — 2

HDEV 225: Peer Education for Young Adults Practicum

In this course, students assist fellow students in making healthy life choices by creating, coordinating, and implementing health promotion activities that address physical, emotional, social, and spiritual issues faced by students. Students serve as role models for peers through responsible decision making and demonstrating ways of healthful living. Students must have completed Peer Educator training to enroll.

Units: 1 — 1

HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development

Presents theories of child development and milestones of physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development from the prenatal period through adolescence. Students identify characteristics of play and their impact on development; describe social development of children and adolescents; understand effects of a wide range of influences on development; and identify sources of possible abuse and neglect and describe their impact on development. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.)

Units: 4 — 4

HDEV 270: Child, Family, and Community

An examination of the developing child in a societal context focusing on the interrelationship of family, school and community and emphasizing historical and socio-cultural factors. Discussion of patterns of development, childrearing, and the value of education in contemporary society. Highlights the processes of socialization and identity development, showing the importance of respectful, reciprocal relationships that support and empower families and respond to all children's developmental needs.

Units: 4 — 4

HDEV 300: Research Methods in HDFS

In this course, students explore research methods in human development and family studies in social, cultural, and historical contexts. Topics include research design, measurement, validity, data collection methods, and strategies for and issues in the study of developmental change. Through reading and reviewing scholarly papers, students examine the research process and develop research skills such as instrument design, coding and data entry. (May be offered as face-to-face or hybrid). (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing and HDFS majors only)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 305L: Fieldwork in HDFS

Fieldwork in Human Development and Family Studies provides supervised practicum placement in an institution, agency, or setting that serves children, youth, or older adults and/or their families. Students observe and reflect upon their experience working with others and apply their learning in HDFS to their experience. (May be offered as classroom-based, or hybrid.) (Credit/No Credit Available) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing and HDFS majors only)

Units: 2 — 2

HDEV 310: Parenting Across Lifespan

Examines the significant impact of parents with regard to children's development and life potential. Students will explore parenting as an evolving process that changes and reflects the developing individual's and adult's current life-stage. Grand parenting and parenting of adult children are also included. Diversity in parenting, theories, and programs will be analyzed in the context of discovering and building on parenting strengths. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) [(Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or equivalent and (Junior or Senior Standing)]

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 315: Risk and Resiliency in Families

Risk and Resiliency in Families investigates the challenges, stressors, and crises experienced by individuals and families across the lifespan. Focus is given to protective factors and resilience, coping strategies, and prevention and intervention. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online). [(Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or equivalent and (Junior or Senior Standing)]

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 340: Close Relationships and Family Development

In Close Relationships and Family Development, students learn about the formation of romantic relationships, mate selection, dating, gay and lesbian relationships, theories of love, and marriage. In addition, students study the formation of families, family development across the lifespan, parenting, and diversity in families. Special emphasis is given to contextual influences on families. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 342: Human Development, Technology and the Media

Course explores how different forms of technology (e.g., video games, cell phones), and media (e.g., T.V.) mediate human development. Content focuses on physical, cognitive/language and socio-emotional developmental, exploring how technology and media are integrated into everyday contexts and activities, linked to specific issues of development across the lifespan, and generate policy and research debates regarding their use and misuse. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 344: Death and Dying

This course examines the physical, social, and psychological aspects of death and dying within cultural traditions. Topics will include perspectives on the acceptance of death depending upon age and circumstance, i.e., a natural or expected death, accidental death, deliberate death (e.g., suicide, removal of life support), and cultural expectations concerning grief and the meaning of death as well as available social and cultural services. (May be offered as face-to-face, hybrid, or online.) [(Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or equivalent)]

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change

Lifespan Development: Transition and Change surveys theoretical perspectives of human growth and development across the life span and draws from current social science research in examining the complex array of social, psychological, and cultural forces that combine to determine each individual's life course. Emphasizes applications to real world settings and successful passage through the life course. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 4 — 4

HDEV 353: Cross-Cultural Human Development

Course examines how human development is influenced by, and influences, cultural norms and practices, and how culture plays a role in physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development across the lifespan. Course examines topics such as family, socialization, language, gender, schooling, and health, and life events such as birth, rites of passage, marriage, and death in the cultural contexts within the U.S. and internationally. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 355: Behavioral and Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolesence

Behavioral & Emotional Disorders of Childhood and Adolescence explores common behavioral and emotional disorders which occur during childhood and adolescence such as attention deficit disorder, autism, depression, eating disorders, and conduct disorders. Physiological and environmental origins of the disorders are discussed as well as prevention, intervention, and treatment. Multidisciplinary and multicultural perspectives are included. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 356: Infancy and Early Childhood

Infancy and Early Childhood focuses on developmental, behavioral, and other psychological theories in providing a rigorous introduction to the various biological, social, and cultural factors known to contribute to human growth and development during the initial phases of life (prenatal to preschool). Readings emphasize research and application in family and social settings. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 358: Middle Childhood

Middle childhood focuses on physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development during the school age years (ages 6-11) with an emphasis on the various contexts in which children develop, such as cultural community, family, peer groups, and school. This course offers a critical examination of developmental theories and research, and an exploration of the application of research in different social settings. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) [(Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or equivalent and (Junior or Senior Standing)]

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 360: Child Development

Child Development provides a rigorous overview of theories and research concerning child growth and development. Focuses on children's social, cognitive, and psychological development with emphasis on multicultural and social policy issues. Addresses the current conditions of children in the local community and globally, emphasizing the need for diverse and culturally competent policies and practices. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 4 — 4

HDEV 365: Adolescence

Adolescence focuses on psychological, biological cognitive, and other ecological theories in examining adolescent development. The impact of culture and context on identity development and on successful transition to adulthood is emphasized. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 366: Observation and Assessment

Observation and Assessment introduces students to the strategies, techniques, and ethics of observing and recording student interactions in the classroom and the impact of culture upon those observations. Introduces a variety of assessment strategies and techniques. (Offered classroom-based, hybrid, or online.)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 371: Adulthood & Aging

Adulthood & Aging focuses on the theories and understanding of early adulthood, middle adulthood, and late adulthood. Emphasizes the consolidation of personal identity, the primary factors of adulthood, and healthy and successful aging. Draws readings from diverse sources, including psychological and sociological research and media. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 377: Geriatrics & Gerontology

Geriatrics & Gerontology examines the key issues, complexities, and challenges around changing health and service systems in the aging process. Addresses the etiology of life altering events, quality of life for the elderly, and end of life choices. Issues are addressed from multicultural and international perspectives. (Offered classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: HDEV 260: Introduction to Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 360: Child Development (4 units) or HDEV 351: Lifespan Development: Transition and Change (4 units) or PSY 340: Developmental Psychology (3 units) or Equivalent)

Units: 3 — 3

HDEV 380S: Service Learning Human Dev

Service Learning in Human Development: In this course, students will apply and evaluate HDEV theory to service learning experiences, reflect on their SL experience and site as it applies to their professional development, develop skills in reflective, ethical, strengths- based practices for human development, and strengthen their interpersonal and intrapersonal abilities in their SL experience and area of study. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 2 — 2

HDEV 395: Special Topics

Special Topics courses study a particular topic in Human Development on an experimental or time-limited basis. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Credit/ No Credit Available) (Offered classroom-based, hybrid, or online.)

Units: 2 — 6

HDEV 397S: Independent Study SL

Allows upper-division students to pursue courses on special topics. Requires completion of a community service project. May involve such activities as readings and reactions to papers, term papers, reports on life experiences, and action research. (Offered classroom-based, hybrid, or online.)

Units: 1 — 8

HDEV 397: Independent Study

Allows upper-division students to pursue courses on special topics. May involve such activities as readings and reactions to papers, term papers, reports on life experiences, and action research. (Offered classroom-based, hybrid, or online.)

Units: 1 — 8

HDEV 400A: Pre-Capstone

Pre-Capstone allows students to reflect upon their service learning experience and generate a research project for Capstone. Students develop a research proposal and timetable for engaging in a Capstone project. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) [Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (HDEV 300: Research Methods in HDFS (3 units) and HDEV 305L: Fieldwork in HDFS (2 units)) and (Coreq: HDEV 380S: Service Learning Human Dev (2 units)) and HDFS majors only)]

Units: 1 — 1

HDEV 400B: Capstone Seminar

Capstone Seminar revolves around a research project. Students will conduct a close study of a particular area, e.g., juveniles and violence, parenting practices in bilingual families, or needs of non-English proficient elderly. Students will conduct a literature review, analyze a particular aspect of the field, and evaluate how particular theories and practices are conducted. (May be offered as classroom-based, hybrid, or online.) [(Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (HDEV 400A: Pre-Capstone (1 units) and HDEV 380S: Service Learning Human Dev (2 units)) and HDFS majors only)]

Units: 3 — 3