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HD 101 (3)
Introduction to Human Development Across the Lifespan
Survey the concepts, theories, and research that make up lifespan development. Students will be introduced to concepts and applications in the four emphasis areas of the Human Development Program which include Counseling, Health, Children’s Services, and Adult/Gerontology.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for ID 170-1.

HD 170 (1-3)
Topics in Human Development
Selected topics in Human Development.
May be repeated for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change. Credit may not be counted toward the Human Development major. Students should check the Class Schedule for the listing of actual topics. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of the instructor.

HD 300 (3)
Administration in Human Service Settings
Theory and research in the effective management and administration of human service organizations. Subject matter includes ethics, confidentiality, funding and grant-writing, licensure, decision making and leadership, personnel management, public relations, and program evaluation.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 301 (3)
Theories of Human Development
Survey of theories in human development (drawn primarily from psychology, sociology, biology and anthropology) with a focus on their application in understanding social problems and issues, and their use in the development and delivery of human services.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors (and Liberal Studies majors with a declared Special Field in Child Development or Human Development) with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 350 (3)
Health and Human Development
Focuses on the intersection between health issues and human development across the lifespan. Explores health issues as they relate to points of human development, health policy, health promotion, prevention, wellness and disease across the lifespan. Includes a discussion of developmental, family and lifespan influences on health including health issues and explores culture as it relates to these topics. Gives students interested in health care careers essential knowledge to provide effective health services.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HD 370-1. Enrollment restricted to Kinesiology majors in the Health Science Option, and Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 360 (3)
Effective Counseling Interventions Across the Lifespan
Provides a foundation in the theory of counseling and effective components of evidence-based interventions. Students will become familiar with empirically supported relationship variables that are critical to counseling interactions, evidence-based approaches to counseling across the lifespan, and specific strategies integral to these interventions. The impact of development and socio-cultural forces will be discussed. A scientific, theory-based approach to counseling, emphasizing the integration of research and clinical work, using a developmental framework, will be used.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HD 370-2. Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 361 (3)
Introduction to Interpersonal, Interviewing, and Interaction Skills
Provides basic training in the interpersonal and communication skills integral to counseling-related careers. Includes a focus on ethics, confidentiality, intercultural and gender issues.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 370 (1-3)
Advanced Topics in Human Development
Selected topics in Human Development.
May be repeated for a total of twelve (12) units as topics change. Students should check the Class Schedule for the listing of actual topics. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of the instructor. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230

HD 380 (3)
Applications in Child and Youth Development
Considers the social, cultural, cognitive, emotional, linguistic, and behavioral development of children and adolescents from multidisciplinary, multicultural, and applied perspectives. Students will learn major theories of development in order to apply that knowledge to their work in evidence-based services and programs for children and youth. Includes a field experience component through which students will consider how their in-class learning is enacted in the lived experiences of children and youth. Special attention is given to identifying multicultural and sociocultural influences on development.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HD 370-3. Also offered as EDUC 380. Students may not receive credit for both. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 381 (3)
Youth Violence: A Cultural and Interdisciplinary Understanding
Explores and develops the epidemiology, etiology, prevention and intervention of violence among multicultural youth. Examines the role of social, psychological and cultural factors in youth violence. Readings and lectures reflect knowledge coming from such disciplines as public health, sociology, psychology and anthropology. The class will visit, assess and contribute knowledge helpful to a local violence prevention program, which works with multicultural youth affected by violence.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HD 370-6. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 490 (3)
Human Development in Perspective
A seminar intended for students in their final year of undergraduate study. Drawing from theories and knowledge gained from previous courses, this capstone course helps students to experience the application of such knowledge within allied health and human services fields.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 495 (3)
Field Experience in Human Development
Supervised experience providing service in health and human services setting. Students will spend approximately eight (8) hours per week, for a minimum of 90 hours during the semester, in a child, adolescent and/ or adult human services organization. Students will participate in service delivery, conduct observations, attend weekly class meetings, read related material and prepare written reports.
May be repeated for a total of six (6) units, but no more than three (3) units of credit may be applied toward the major. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230. Students must have completed a pre-course orientation offered the prior semester.

HD 497 (4)
Applied Research in Human Development
Reviews the importance of theory, research objectives and various quantitative and qualitative methods. Students will be expected to participate in the development and implementation of an applied research study that they either initiate or is part of an ongoing research study. Students will be involved in data collection, data coding, data analysis and manuscript preparation.
Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory. Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.

HD 499 (1-3)
Supervised Independent Study
Independent study deals with a special interest not covered in a regular course or with exploration in greater depth of a subject introduced in a regular course. Discussion in individual conferences.
May be repeated for a total of six (6) units of credit. Enrollment restricted to students who have obtained consent of instructor. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, PSYC 100, PSYC 220, and PSYC 230.