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Course Descriptions

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 102 (3)
Preparatory Skills for Human Development Majors

Develops competencies that support long-term professional success and provides an early start on the process of career planning and development. Places particular emphasis on exploring career opportunities in health, human services and allied fields; building skills for success in the HD major and after graduation; and applying competencies to address long-term professional development needs. Includes values clarification, goal setting, problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors.

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 220 (3)
Statistics in Human Development

Focus on statistical analysis and application in health and human services, including quantitative research methods, frequency distributions and graphs, relative measures and normative distribution, correlation and regression, sampling and hypothesis testing, one- and two-sample t-tests, analysis of variance, two-way analysis of variance, repeated measures analysis of variance, and chi-square. Includes hands-on experience with research scenarios, statistical software, electronic databases, and report writing.

HD 230 (3)
Research Methods in Human Development

Introduction to research methods and their application in social research. Subjects include: research ethics; research design; conceptualization, operationalization and measurement; indexes, scales and typologies; sampling approaches; experimental designs; survey approaches; qualitative field research; unobtrusive research; evaluation research; qualitative data analysis; and reading and writing social research.
May not be taken for credit by students who have received credit for HD 170-3. Prerequisite(s): HD 220.

HD 231 (3)
Action Research in Human Development

Focuses on methods for conducting action research in social settings and guided by information gathering, planning, intervention, and evaluation. Emphasis on applied research methods for improving personal practice, human services delivery, educational practice, departmental operations, organizational effectiveness, and community well-being. Students will be expected to identify a topic of interest and write an action-oriented research proposal.
Prerequisite(s): HD 220.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD231.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 302 (3)
Human Development in Childhood
Explores child development from lifespan, interdisciplinary, and multicultural perspectives useful for working with children. A special focus is on practicing the skills to conduct a community needs assessment for healthy child development based on the Precede-Proceed Model.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200 and HD 101, HD 102, and HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 303 (3)
Human Development in Adolescence
Explores adolescent development from lifespan, interdisciplinary, and multicultural perspectives useful for working with adolescents. A special focus is on practicing the skills to implement and evaluate a community intervention program for healthy adolescent development based on the Precede-Proceed Model.  
Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): HD 302. 

HD 304 (3)
Human Development in Adulthood
Explores healthy adult development from lifespan, interdisciplinary, multicultural and ecological perspectives useful in working with young, middle-aged, and older adults. Involves writing a full proposal for a community intervention program that addresses the needs of those in the adult stage of development using the Precede-Proceed Model.  
Prerequisite(s): HD 302, HD 303. Corequisite(s): HD 303. 

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 351 (3)
Health Disparities in Human Development
Focus on the factors associated with health disparities across various populations and several underserved populations in the U.S. Includes health policy, healthcare modalities, access to resources, education, structural inequality, and the socio-cultural factors associated with etiology, treatment and wellbeing.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisites: ANTH 200, HD 101, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

 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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

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, HD102, 220, and HD 230 or HD231.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 382 (3)
Multiculturaism, Diversity and Social Justice
Explores theories, models, and strategies to promote the dignity, health and life chances of all people with special attention to underrepresented minority and oppressed populations. Fosters awareness, knowledge, and skills for cultural competence when working with diverse populations in counseling, health, and human services settings. Examines how dynamics of power and privilege manage and sustain oppression at the individual and institutional levels. Explores strategies for interrupting systems of oppression and other ways to work for social justice in diverse contexts.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200, HD 101, HD 102, and HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 383 (3)
Perspectives on Children, Youth and Families
Reviews interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives on the importance of psychosocial, cultural, ecological, economic and historical factors affecting the ability of families to nurture the healthy development of children and youth. Knowledge of the importance of such factors will be used to learn about the development of effective programs and policies for families and their members. Covers assets- and resilience-based perspectives.

Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200, HD 101, HD 102. Also HD 230 or HD 231.

HD 384 (3)
Social and Public Policy in Human Development
A critical analysis of the contemporary and historical importance of social and public policies and their relevance to the development of health and human services programs. Explores social, cultural, and economic groups across the life-span. Reviews the historical development of social and public policy in the U.S. as it pertains to health and human services.
Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200, HD 101, HD 102. Also HD 230 or HD 231.

 HD 385 (3)
Ecological Systems Perspectives on Human Development
Explores the dynamic nature of human development with special attention to the evolving human organism and the multiple systems that make up the individual’s environment. Examines development processes across the lifespan within contexts of families, communities, complex organizations, social- political institutions, cultures and history. Identification of potential strategies to optimize well-being and development for diverse individuals, families, groups, or communities will be explored.
Enrollment restricted to Human Development majors with Junior or Senior standing. Prerequisite(s): ANTH 200, HD 101, HD 102, HD 301. Also HD 230 or HD 231. 

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: HD 304, and 12 unites from concentration/option units completed.

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: HD 304, and 12 units from concentration/option unites completed.

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:. HD 304, and 12 units from concentration/option unites completed.

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, HD 102, HD 220, and HD 230 or HD 231.