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.
The video below details the HDE minor requirements and how to declare the HDE minor.
- Review the Minor requirements below.
- Submit the Minor Petition on OASIS after you have enrolled in the last class.
- Make sure to identify the overlapping course in the comments section of the Minor Petition, if there is a class you're applying both to your major and minor.
Note: Only one course from the list of classes for the minors below can overlap between your major and minor. PSC 140 is not accepted for HDE minor. All minor classes must be taken for the letter grade. If you elect more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common.
For questions regarding the Human Development Minor or the Aging and Adult Development Minor - email an HDE advisor or come by to the Zoom drop-in advising. See the HDE Advising Center page for details.
Human Development Minor (Effective Fall 2021)
|HDE 100A||Infancy and Early Childhood||4 units|
|HDE 100B||Middle Childhood and Adolescence||4 units|
|ONE of the following:||4 units|
|HDE 100C||Adulthood and Aging|
|HDE 110||Contemporary American Family|
|TWO of the following:||8 units (all listed courses are 4 units)|
|HDE 101||Cognitive Development|
|HDE 102||Social & Personality Development|
|Children in Families, Schools, Communities|
|HDE 111||Family Stress & Resilience|
|HDE 112||Social Relationships Across the Lifespan|
|HDE 130||Developmental Psychopathology|
|HDE 131||Thriving Across the Lifespan|
|HDE 133||Stress, Adversity & Resilience|
|HDE 134||(pending approval)|
|HDE 135||Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan|
|HDE 137||Contextual Determinants of Health|
|HDE 160||Social Aspects of Aging|
|HDE 161||Technology Use, Health, and Aging|
|HDE 163||Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood/Aging|
|HDE 198||HDE 198s taken during spring 2019 and fall 2020 will count toward the minor. More than one differently titled/section of 198 may be counted.|
|TOTAL: 20 units|
Aging & Adult Development Minor
|THREE of the following:||12-14 units|
|HDE 100C||Adult Development and Aging||4 units|
|HDE 117||Biodemography of Longevity||4 units|
|HDE 143||Field Studies of the Elderly||4-6 units|
|HDE 160||Social Aspects of Aging||4 units|
|HDE 161||Technology Use, Health, and Aging||4 units|
|HDE 163||Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging||4 units|
|TWO of the following:||6-8 units|
|HDE 110||Contemporary American Family||4 units|
|HDE 111||Family Stress & Resilience||4 units|
|HDE 112||Social Relationships Across the Lifespan||4 units|
|HDE 131||Thriving Across the Lifespan||4 units|
|HDE 133||Stress, Adversity & Resilience||4 units|
|HDE 134||(pending approval)|
|HDE 135||Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan||4 units|
|HDE 137||Contextual Determinants of Health||4 units|
|EXB 117||Exercise and Aging in Health & Disease||3 units|
|PSC 123||Hormones and Behavior||3 units|
|PSC 126||Health Psychology||4 units|
|TOTAL: 18-22 units|