HDE Minor Requirements

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OFFERS TWO MINORS:

     1. Human Development Minor
​​​​​​    2. Aging & Adult Development Minor


The Human Development minor is useful for students planning a career in the human services (such as teaching, social work or occupational therapy) and majoring in other disciplines. The minor allows students to focus on a limited part of the life span (infancy through adolescence or infancy and adulthood), to select the cultural context of interest (the family or cross-cultural emphasis) and to select courses that would provide information specific to their career goals (a consideration of cognitive development or of varieties of developmental disabilities, for example).

The minor is also useful for students planning marriage and parenthood, as it gives them an opportunity to gain information about normal development, family structure and changes throughout the life cycle.

Declaring Minor:

  1. Review the Minor requirements below. 
  2. Submit the Minor petition on OASIS after you have enrolled in the last class.

Note: Only one course used in satisfaction of your major may be applied to your minor. If you elect more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common.

Human Development Minor Advisor: Siewi Liu
Aging and Adult Development Minor Advisors: Beth Ober & Lisa Miller


Human Development Minor 

Requirements

HDE 100A Infancy and Early Childhood 4 units
HDE 100B Middle Childhood and Adolescence 4 units
One of the following courses 4 units
HDE 100C Adulthood and Aging  
OR    
HDE 110 Contemporary American Family  
Two of the following courses 8 units
HDE 101 Cognitive Development  
HDE 102 Social & Personality Development  
HDE 103 Cross-Cultural Study of Children  
HDE 130 Emotionally Disturbed Children  
HDE 132 Individual Differences in Giftedness  
HDE 161 Applied Cognition and Aging  
HDE 163 Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood/Aging  
TOTAL = 20 units

Aging & Adult Development Minor 

Requirements

THREE of the following courses 12 units
HDE 100C Adult Development and Aging 4 units
HDE 117 Biodemography of Longevity 4 units
HDE 143 Field Studies of the Elderly 4 units
HDE 160 Social Aspects of Aging 4 units
HDE 161 Applied Cognition and Aging 4 units
HDE 163 Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging 4 units
TWO of the following courses 6-8 units
HDE 110 Contemporary American Family 4 units
EXB 117 Exercise and Aging in Health & Disease 3 units
PSC 121 Psychological Psychology 4 units
PSC 123 Hormones and Behavior 4 units
PSC 126 Health Psychology 3 units
PSC 130 Human Learning and Memory 4 units
PSC 155 Environmental Awareness 4 units

TOTAL UNITS FOR THE MINOR: 18-20 units