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  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits3
Lecture
HUM DEV-198

First Year Seminar

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Prerequisites
Reserved for New Incoming Freshman
    Credits3
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    HUM DEV-210

    Introduction to Human Development

    Human development from conception through death: physical development, social and emotional development, personality development, the development of language, intellectual development and creativity, and the process of human learning.

    • Gen Ed: Social Sciences 1
    Credits1
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    HUM DEV-225

    Career Planning

    Provides students with the knowledge and resources necessary for effective career decision-making in college. The class sessions and assignments focus on self-assessment, learning and applying career develoment theories, exploring major and career options, and establishing goals for career/life planning.

      Credits1-4
      Field EXP
      HUM DEV-299

      Travel Course

      • Pre-Requisites
      • General Education
      • Travel Course
      • Repeatable

      Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

      Prerequisites
      P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
      • Gen Ed: World Culture
      • Travel Course
      • Course is repeatable for credit.
      Credits4
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      HUM DEV-302

      Developmental Research Methods

      A survey of research methods used by developmental researchers. These methods investigate developmental phenomena across the lifespan. Topics will include: the role of research in understanding human development, common methods for research at different phases of the lifespan, and how to assess developmental change.

      Prerequisites
      P: Hum Dev 210; Comm Sci 205 or Math 260 or Bus Adm 216 or Bus Adm 215 & Bus Adm 217
        Credits3
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        HUM DEV-331

        Infancy and Early Childhood

        Current theories, methods of study and research in the study of human development from conception through the early childhood years, and the interrelationships among biological, social, and psychological aspects of development.

        Prerequisites
        P: Hum Dev 210 or Psych 102; REC: Hum Dev 302
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          HUM DEV-332

          Middle Childhood and Adolescence

          Individual development from the elementary school years through adolescence: socio-cultural, psychological and physical growth factors in the developmental process of the older child and adolescent. Stresses interpretation of behavior from the perspectives of such theorists as Erikson and Piaget.

          Prerequisites
          P: Hum Dev 210 or Psych 102; REC: Hum Dev 331 or equiv.
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            Fall
            HUM DEV-336

            Gender Development Across the Lifespan

            • Pre-Requisites
            • General Education
            • Writing Emphasis

            An interdisciplinary analysis of changes in biological, social, and identity development for males and females throughout the life span.

            Prerequisites
            P: Hum Dev 210 or Soc C D 241. REC: Comm Sci 301.
            • Gen Ed: Social Sciences 2
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            Fall
            HUM DEV-342

            Cross Cultural Human Development

            Cultural differences in perception, cognition, language and thought, child development, child rearing, and personality; relationships between various aspects of culture and psychological functioning within non-Western cultures and American ethnic subcultures.

            Prerequisites
            P: Hum Dev 210 or Anthro 100; REC: soc sci cse.
            • Gen Ed: World Culture,Social Sciences 2
            Credits3
            Lecture
            Spring
            Fall
            HUM DEV-343

            Adulthood and Aging

            Theory and empirical research concerning developmental processes across the adult life span; psychological, cultural and biological factors which influence development in young adulthood, middle adulthood and old age.

            Prerequisites
            P: Hum Dev 210 or Psych 102; REC: Hum Dev 331 and 332.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              HUM DEV-344

              Dying, Death, and Loss

              • Pre-Requisites
              • General Education
              • Writing Emphasis

              Death, dying, and loss from a multidisciplinary diversity perspective; the development of death concepts across the life span, end of life issues, and cross-cultural death practices and their relation to the American death system.

              Prerequisites
              P: Hum Dev 210.
              • Gen Ed: Social Sciences 2
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              Fall
              HUM DEV-345

              Human Sexuality

              This course is an introduction to the major psychological, biological, and sociocultural models of human sexuality, with an emphasis on sexual identity development throughout childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and aging.

              Prerequisites
              P: Hum Dev 210; REC: Hum Biol 102.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Fall
                HUM DEV-346

                Culture, Development and Health

                • Pre-Requisites
                • General Education
                • Writing Emphasis

                The course will focus on different cultural groups in the U.S. providing a brief multicultural history with an overview of the major religious worldviews before examining how development and approaches to health and well-being vary across cultures.

                Prerequisites
                P: Hum Dev 210.
                • Gen Ed: Ethnic Studies
                Credits3
                Lecture
                Fall
                HUM DEV-350

                Developmental Psychobiology

                New brains, young minds, and early behaviors will be explored using animal and human models.

                Prerequisites
                P: Hum Dev 210; and Hum Biol 102 or Biol 202.
                  Credits3
                  Lecture
                  Spring
                  Fall
                  HUM DEV-353

                  Family Development

                  An overview of the study of the American family from a developmental perspective, with particular emphasis on family members' life cycle changes.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: Hum Dev 210 or Sociol 202.
                    Credits3
                    Lecture
                    Spring
                    HUM DEV-370

                    Personal Relationships

                    This course will examine research and theory on the development and processes of romantic relationships, including: attraction, commitment, sexuality, relationship maintenance and dissolution. Students will read primary sources on cutting-edge research in the field, such as: the role of biochemistry in attraction, the impact of personal relationships on health, and the effectiveness of relationship education programs.

                    Prerequisites
                    P: Hum Dev 210 REC: Hum DEv 302 or Comm Sci 301 or Psych 300
                      Credits3
                      Lecture
                      Fall
                      HUM DEV-424

                      The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking

                      Explores the definitions and assessment of creative thinking across the lifespan and provides the opportunity to discuss controversial issues in the field and to practice techniques for facilitating thought.

                      Prerequisites
                      P: Hum Dev 210; and jr st or upper lev Hum Dev/Psych cse.
                        Credits3
                        Lecture
                        HUM DEV-443

                        Spirituality and Development

                        This course in Human Development will explore h ow spirituality, religion, and faith may represent important aspects of development across the lifespan. Important questions to address include the following: How may 'spirituality' be defined? Is aging a form of spiritual development? Discussion of theoretical, research, and practice applications.

                        Prerequisites
                        REC: Hum Dev 210, Hum Dev 343.
                          Credits3
                          Lecture
                          HUM DEV-483I

                          Personal Relationships

                          Students in this course will examine research and theory on the development of and processes in intimate, romantic relationships, including: attraction, love and commitment, sexuality, relationship maintenance and dissolution. In addition, students will read primary sources on cutting-edge research in the field, such as: the role of biochemistry in attraction, the impact of personal relationships on physical and psychological health, and the effectiveness of education programs to teach information and skills required for healthy intimate relationships.

                          Prerequisites
                          P: Hum Dev 210 REC: jr standing; Comm Sci 301, Hum Dev 351 or Psych 300
                            Credits1-6
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HUM DEV-495

                            Teaching Assistantship

                            Students will learn the different components related to successful instruction. This will include theoretical perspective, empirical research, and pedagogical techniques relating to teaching that they can apply to a broad array of future teaching and learning experiences.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Hum Dev 210, 3.0 GPA in Human Dev and consent of inst; REC: sr st.
                            • Course is repeatable to 6 credits.
                            Credits1-6
                            IND Study
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HUM DEV-496

                            Research Assistantship

                            Students will assist faculty in conducting research. Responsibilities may include literature reviews, library investigations, questionnaire development, recruitment and interviewing of research participants, data collection, management of research studies, data entry, and some statistical analyses.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: Hum Dev 210. REC: Comm Sci 301.
                            • Course is repeatable to 12 credits.
                            Credits1-12
                            Field EXP
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HUM DEV-497

                            Internship

                            Supervised practical experience in an organization or activity appropriate to a student's career and educational interests. Internships are supervised by faculty members and require periodic student/faculty meetings.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: jr st and gpa > or = 3.00.
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                            Credits1-4
                            IND Study
                            Spring
                            Fall
                            HUM DEV-498

                            Independent Study

                            Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                            Credits1-6
                            Field EXP
                            HUM DEV-499

                            Travel Course

                            • Pre-Requisites
                            • General Education
                            • Travel Course
                            • Repeatable

                            Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                            • Gen Ed: World Culture
                            • Travel Course
                            • Course is repeatable for credit.
                            Credits3
                            Lecture
                            Spring
                            HUM DEV-544

                            Dying, Death, and Loss

                            Death, dying, and loss from a multidisciplinary diversity perspective; the development of death concepts across the life span, end of life issues, and cross-cultural death practices and their relation to the American death system.

                            Prerequisites
                            P: gr st.