Course Offerings

COURSE OFFERINGS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (HD)

Lower Division

205. Diversity in Child Development
Theories of cultural and ethnic diversity and their applications to child development. Emphasis will be given to the impact of diversity in professional settings involving children. Formerly HD 305. Prerequisite: HD 240, PSYC 201 or 240. (4 units)
215. Child, Family, and Community
An examination of children in a societal context focusing on the inter-relationship between school, family, and community. Emphasis will be given to historical and cultural factors which influence the family and children's subsequent socialization. Prerequisite: HD 240, PSYC 201 or 240. (4 units)
240. Introduction to Child Development
Comprehensive introduction to child development from conception through adolescence. Emphasis is on physical, cognitive, social, emotional and language development. (Also offered as PSYC 240. Students may not receive credit for both.) (4 units)
245. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Early Childhood
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of early childhood behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret early childhood behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. Prerequisite or corequisite: HD 240. (2 units)
246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of middle childhood behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret middle childhood behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. Prerequisite or corequisite: HD 240. (2 units)
247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence
Introduction to observational methodologies and techniques used in the study of adolescent behavior. Students will observe, record, analyze and interpret adolescent behavior as they relate to developmental principles, theories and current research. Prerequisite or corequisite: HD 240. (2 units)
270. Infant and Toddler Development
Prenatal, neonatal, infant and toddler development through age two. Formerly PSYC 270. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and current TB test. (4 units)
271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers
Issues related to group care of infants and toddlers, with an emphasis on relationships and appropriate interactions between infants/toddlers and their caregivers. Health, safety, nutrition, family-caregiver relationships, and components of physical space will also be addressed. Prerequisite: HD 270. (4 units)
272. Curriculum and Programs for Infants and Toddlers
Methods, materials and activities in group care settings for infants and toddlers. Prerequisites: HD 270, 271 and 291. (4 units)
280. Early Childhood Development
Physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of the young child from ages two to eight. Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and current TB test. (4 units)
281. Guidance of Young Children
Child guidance theories and their implications for communicating and interacting with young children, for guiding child behavior, and for designing early childhood settings. Formerly HD 281A. Prerequisite: HD 280. (4 units)
282. Early Childhood Curriculum and Programs
Methods, materials, and activities in early childhood education. Formerly HD 282A. Prerequisites: HD 281 and 291. (4 units)
291. Interactions with Young Children: Laboratory
Supervised experience focusing on developmentally appropriate practices in communicating and interacting with young children and guiding child behavior. Six hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly HD 281B. Prerequisites: HD 270 or 280, concurrent or prior enrollment in either HD 271 or 281, and current TB test. (2 units)
292. Curriculum and Program: Laboratory
Supervised experience focusing on planning, implementing, and evaluating curriculum activities with young children. Six hours laboratory. Materials fee required. Formerly HD 282B. Prerequisites: HD 271 or 281, concurrent enrollment in HD 272 or 282, and current TB test. (2 units)

Upper Division

302. History of Childhood
Historical survey of childhood within the contexts of family and society. (4 units)
304. Theories of Play
Interdisciplinary survey of theories of play and their applications to child development. Formerly HD 303. Prerequisite: HD 240 or PSYC 201. (4 units)
310. Applied Research Methods
Overview of applied research methods in psychology and the behavioral sciences. Emphasis on the use of applied methods, their analyses, and scientific writing. Topics may include quasi-experimental design, correlational design, behavioral observation, archival analysis, single-case methodology, survey methodology, research ethics, library research strategies, and writing research reports. (Also offered as PSYC 310. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisites: PSYC 100 and 210. (4 units)
315. The School-Aged Child
An interdisciplinary perspective of school-aged children's (5-12 years old) physical, cognitive, social and emotional development in educational settings. Emphasis will be placed on linking children's developmental characteristics with the school environment and developmentally-appropriate classroom practices. Requires five hours of observation and participation in a public elementary school classroom. Corequisite: EELB 310. (3 units)
324. Developmental Psychobiology
Psychobiological bases of human behavioral development throughout the life span. (Also offered as PSYC 324. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisite: PSYC 100. (4 units)
372. Psychology of Death and Dying
A review of current theory and research on the psychology of grief, death and dying. (Also offered as PSYC 372. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisite: PSYC 201 or equivalent. (4 units)
400. Child Assessment
Theory and procedures for assessing cognitive, social, and motor abilities in infants and children. Includes a practicum in administering and interpreting selected developmental screening tests. Four hours lecture and three hours practicum. (Also offered as PSYC 400. Students may not receive credit for both.) Materials fee required. Prerequisites: one of the following: HD 240, 280, PSYC 201 or 240; and one of the following: HD 245, 246 or 247. (5 units)
460. Adult Assessment
Theory, issues, and procedures in assessment of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning in adulthood and old age. Prerequisite: HSCI 423, PSYC 329, or SOC 330, or consent of instructor. (4 units)
480. Advanced Human Development
Theory and research on physical, social, psychological and cultural aspects of human development from an interdisciplinary perspective. Prerequisites: senior standing, 12 units of course work in human growth and development. (4 units)
513. Motivation and Behavior Management of Children
Addresses developmentally-appropriate practices in motivating and sustaining school-aged children's interest, involvement, and appropriate conduct. Theories of achievement, motivation and research on student involvement will be addressed as they apply to classrooms where students differ in culture, gender, language, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and handicapping conditions. Approaches to management of classroom resources and student behavior will be analyzed as students develop their own discipline plans. Five hours of observation/participation in a public elementary school classroom are required. Prerequisites: senior standing, EELB 310 and HD 315 or equivalent. (3 units)
520. Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development
Theory and research on the processes through which family members of different generations influence one another's development. (4 units)
530. Issues in Early Childhood Education
Current theories, research and methodology in early childhood education with an emphasis on practice with children and families. Formerly a topic under HD 582D. Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate status. (4 units)
540. Work, Retirement and Leisure
Theory and research on work, retirement, and leisure during the adult years. (Also offered as PSYC 540. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisite: PSYC 100. (4 units)
550. Development of Intimate Relationships
Exploration of intimate relationship formation, maintenance, and termination with emphasis on theory and empirical research. Topics include attraction, communication, love, sex, power, and conflict. Formerly a topic under HD 582. Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing in Human Development/Child Development or Psychology. (4 units)
575. Internship
Supervised work and study in private and public organizations. May be repeated once for credit. Only four units may be applied to upper-division credit in the Human Development major. Arrangements for the internship must be made during the quarter preceding the quarter in which the student plans on enrolling in this course (see Human Development Internship coordinator). Graded credit/no credit. Prerequisites: consent of instructor and department. (4 units)
582. Special Topics in Human Development
An intensive study of selected topics related to human development. May be repeated for credit as topics change. Prerequisite: upper-division or graduate standing. (1-5 units)
585. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
Supervised teaching in early childhood education programs. Graded credit/no credit. Formerly HD 585D. Prerequisites: HD 272 or 282, and 292, consent of instructor and department and current TB test. (4 units)
595. Independent Study
Special topics involving literature or field study. A total of eight units of HD 595 may be applied toward graduation, of which a maximum of four units can be applied toward upper-division elective requirements in the major. Prerequisites: a minimum overall grade point average of 3.0, consent of instructor, and departmental approval of a written proposal of a project submitted on a standard application filed in advance of the quarter in which the course is to be taken. (2-4 units)
597. Honors Seminar
Provides an opportunity for students to develop an independent project under faculty supervision. Students will meet as a class to discuss their projects, as well as various advanced topics. Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. (Also offered as PSYC 597. Students may not receive credit for both.) Prerequisites: PSYC 311 and consent of department. (4 units)
598. Honors Project
Provides an opportunity for students to conduct an independent project under faculty supervision. Enrollment is limited to students whose formal application for departmental honors is approved. May not be used to satisfy the requirements of the human development major.
  • I. (Also offered as PSYC 598A. Students may not received credit for both.) Prerequisites: PSYC 597 and consent of department. (2 units)
  • II. (Also offered as PSYC 598B. Students may not received credit for both.) Prerequisites: PSYC 598A and consent of department. (2 units)

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