Requirements

B.A. IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRACK

Requirements (95 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

  1. Completion of the following:
    • General Education Basic Skills in English (A1)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition
    • General Education Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3)
      One of the following:
      • MATH 110. College Algebra
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics
      • MATH 120. Pre-Calculus Mathematics
      • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus
      • MATH 211. Basic Concept of Calculus
    • One of the following:
      • HD 240. Introduction to Child Development
      • PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics or its equivalent
  2. Students may earn no grade lower than a "C" (2.0) in each of these courses.

The Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations will change the student's status once the above requirements have been met. Discrepancies should be reported to the Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations

Requirements for the B.A. in Human Development - Child Development Track:

Lower-division requirements (40 units)

  1. BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
  3. Two units chosen from:
    • HD 245. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Early Childhood (2)
    • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
    • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
  4. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
  5. Choose either A or B:
    • Group A
      • HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
      • HD 272. Curriculum and Programs for Infants and Toddlers (4)
    • Group B
      • HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
      • HD 282. Early Childhood Curriculum and Programs (4)
  6. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
  7. HD 291. Interactions with Young Children: Laboratory (2)
  8. HD 292. Curriculum and Programs: Laboratory (2)
  9. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  10. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)

Upper-division requirements (55 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  2. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
  3. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  4. HD 400. Child Assessment (5)
  5. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  6. Four units chosen from:
    • HD 575. Internship (4)
    • HD 585. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (4)
  7. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  8. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
  9. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    • PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
  10. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    • PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
  11. Eight units chosen from:
    • PSYC 305. Language Development (4)
    • PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
    • PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)

Electives (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    • HD 205. Diversity in Child Development (4)
    • HD 215. School, Family and Community (4)
    • HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    • HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    • HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development (4)
    • SOC 339. Socialization (4)

B.A. IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - SCHOOL AGE TRACK

Requirements (180 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180

BASIC PROGRAM (180 units)

  1. Language Arts (28 units)
  2. Humanities and the Arts (16 units)
  3. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
  4. Mathematics and Sciences (38 units)
  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 units)
  6. Lifelong Understanding, Physical Education and Health (10 units)
  7. Multicultural/Gender Category
  8. Child Development Core (47 units)

PROGRAM TOTAL: 180 units

All students choosing this track should give special attention to the following points before they begin their course work:

  1. Since this program contains a variety of choices, students should seek advisement as early as possible;
  2. By completing this track, students also can fulfill the general education requirements of the university;
  3. A course can be counted only once for credit within this track, except for courses which meet both capstone and multicultural requirements;
  4. With advisement and a careful selection of courses, students can also complete a second major in certain fields;
  5. Students who plan to seek a multiple subject teaching credential at CSUSB should achieve a minimum grade point average of at least 2.7.

Requirements for the B.A. in Human Development - School Age Track

  1. Language Arts Breadth Area (28 units)
    1. Written Communication (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III (4)
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students (4)
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II (4)
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition (4)
    2. Upper-division Writing Requirement (G.E.):
      Four units chosen from (ENG 306. Expository Writing is recommended; but any of the following courses qualifies):
      • EDUC 306. Expository Writing for Education (4)
      • ENG 306. Expository Writing (4)
      • HUM 306. Expository Writing for the Humanities (4)
      • MGMT 306. Expository Writing for Administration (4)
      • NSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Natural Sciences (4)
      • SSCI 306. Expository Writing for the Social Sciences (4)
      • Note: This requirement also can be met by passing a proficiency examination. No unit credit is awarded for passing the examination. It may be necessary to take additional units to meet minimum residency and graduation unit requirements.
    3. Oral Communication (G.E.)
      • COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
      • HON 104C.* Language and Meaning: Oral Communication (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
    4. Literature (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 110. World Literature I (4)
      • ENG 111. World Literature II (4)
      • ENG 160. World Drama (4)
      • ENG 170. Studies in Literature (4)
      • TA 160. World Drama (4)
      • TA 212. Oral Interpretation of Literature (4)
    5. Development of Language
      • ENG 311. The English Language (4)
    6. Analysis of Literature
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 301A. Analysis of Poetry (4)
      • ENG 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
      • ENG 303A. Analysis of Prose Fiction (4)
      • ENG 304A. Analysis of Nonfiction Prose (4)
      • TA 302A. Analysis of Drama (4)
    7. Children's Literature
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 320. Children's Literature (4)
      • ENG 327. Literature for Adolescents and Young Adults (4)
  2. Humanities and the Arts Breadth Area (16 units)
    1. Critical Thinking (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • COMM 180. Critical Thinking Through Argumentation (4)
      • HON 104A. Language and Meaning: Critical Thinking (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • MATH 180. Critical Thinking Through Applications of Mathematical Logic (4)
      • PHIL 105. Critical Thinking Through Argument Analysis (4)
      • PHIL 200. Critical Thinking Through Symbolic Logic (4)
      • PSYC 105. Critical Thinking Through Problems Analysis (4)
      • SOC 180. Critical Thinking About Social Problems (4)
    2. Philosophy (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • HON 104B.* Language and Meaning: Introduction to Philosophy (4) (open only to Honors Program students)
      • PHIL 190. Introduction to Philosophical Issues (4)
      • PHIL 191. Introduction to Ethics (4)
      • PHIL 192. Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (4)
      • PHIL 193. Introduction to Eastern Philosophy (4)
      • PHIL 194. Introduction to Knowledge and Reality (4)
    3. Foreign Language (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ARAB 103. College Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 201. Intermediate Arabic I (4)
      • ARAB 202. Intermediate Arabic II (4)
      • ARAB 203 Intermediate Arabic III (4)
      • ARAB 214. Conversation in Arabic (4)
      • ARAB 290. Arabic Literature in Translation (4)
      • ASL 103. American Sign Language III (4)
      • ASL 201 American Sign Language IV (4)
      • ASL 202 American Sign Language V (4)
      • ASL 203 American Sign Language VI (4)
      • CHIN 103. College Chinese III (4)
      • CHIN 201 Second Year College Chinese I (4)
      • CHIN 202 Second Year College Chinese II (4)
      • CHIN 203 Second Year College Chinese III (4)
      • CHIN 290. Mandarin Literature in Translation (4)
      • FLAN 103. Language Study III (4)
      • FREN 103. College French III (4)
      • FREN 200. Culture and Communication (4)
      • FREN 201. Culture and Communication II (4)
      • FREN 202. Culture and Communication III (4)
      • FREN 290. French Literature in English (4)
      • GER 103. College German III (4)
      • GER 212. Composition (4)
      • GER 214. Conversation (4)
      • GER 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (4)
      • GER 290. German Literature in English (4)
      • JAPN 103. College Japanese III (4)
      • JAPN 201 Intermediate Japanese I (4)
      • JAPN 202 Intermediate Japanese II (4)
      • JAPN 203 Intermediate Japanese III (4)
      • JAPN 290. Japanese Literature in Translation (4)
      • KOR 103. College Korean III (4)
      • KOR 201 Second Year College Korean I (4)
      • KOR 202 Second Year College Korean II (4)
      • KOR 203 Second Year College Korean III (4)
      • SPAN 103. College Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 201. Intermediate Spanish I (4)
      • SPAN 202. Intermediate Spanish II (4)
      • SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish III (4)
      • SPAN 214. Conversation
      • SPAN 290. Spanish and Latin American Literature in English (4)
    4. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • HUM 319. Myth, Metaphor and Symbol (4)
      • HUM 325. Perspectives on Gender (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 328. Asian Cultural Traditions (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 330. Arts and Ideas (4)
      • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 340. Interpretation and Values (4)
      • HUM 344. Ideas in American Culture (4)
      • HUM 350. The Cultures of American Childhood (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 370. African Heritage in the Arts (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 375. The World of Islam (4)
      • HUM 380. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • HUM 385. A Cultural History of Fashion (4)
      • Note: Students can receive credit for only one of the following courses:
        • HUM 325. Perspectives on Gender
        • NSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender
        • SSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender
  3. Visual and Performing Arts (13 units)
    1. Four units in the arts (G.E.) chosen from:
      • ART 200. Studies in Art (4)
      • MUS 180. Studies in Music (4)
      • TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)
    2. Visual Arts Activity
      Three units chosen from:
      • ART 395. Art in the Classroom (3)
      • ART 400. Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom (4)
    3. Music Activity
      • MUS 370. Music for Elementary Classroom Teachers (3)
    4. Theatre Activity
      Three units chosen from:
      • TA 481. Creative Drama in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 484. Readers Theatre in the Classroom (3)
      • TA 486. Puppetry in the Classroom (3)
  4. Mathematics and Sciences (38 units)
    1. Ideas of Mathematics (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • MATH 110. College Algebra (4)
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics (4)
      • MATH 120. Pre-Calculus Mathematics (4)
      • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus (4)
      • MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
    2. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators (12 units)
      • MATH 301A. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators A: Fundamentals of Arithmetic and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301B. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators B: Transition from Concrete to Abstract in Algebra and Geometry (4)
      • MATH 301C. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators C: Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry (4)
    3. Life Science (G.E.)
      • BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    4. Physical Science (10 units) (G.E.)
      • CHEM 100. Chemistry in the Modern World (5)
      • PHYS 100. Physics in the Modern World (5)
    5. Earth and Space Science
      Five units chosen from:
      • ASTR 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
      • GEOG 311. The Dynamic Earth (5)
      • GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
    6. Technology (G.E.)
      • CSE 129. Science, Computing and Society (2)
  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth Area (28 units)
    1. American Civilization (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • HIST 146. American Civilization (4)
      • HIST 200. United States History to 1877 (4)
      • HIST 201. United States History, 1877 to the Present (4)
    2. American Government (G.E.)
      • PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    3. World Civilizations I (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
      • HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    4. World Civilizations II (G.E.)
      • HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and West (4)
    5. California History
      • HIST 270. History of California (4)
    6. Geography
      • GEOG 300. Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (4)
    7. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.)
      Four units chosen from:
      • SSCI 300. Nonwestern World (4)
      • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
      • SSCI 315. Cultural Adaptation: The Quest for Survival (4)
      • SSCI 316. Race and Racism (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • SSCI 320. Understanding Capitalism (4)
      • SSCI 321. Urbanization and the Urban Environment (4)
      • SSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender (meets the requirement in category G1) (4)
      • SSCI 345. Religious Expression in America (4)
      • SSCI 350. Roots of Modern Racism in America (4) (meets the requirement in Category G1)
      • Note: Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses:
        • HUM 325. Perspectives on Gender
        • NSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender
        • SSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender
  6. Lifelong Understanding, Physical Education and Health (10 units)
    1. Physical Education (G.E.)
      Two units chosen from:
      • KINE 101. Individual and Dual Activities (2)
      • KINE 114. Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities (2)
      • KINE 120. Combative and Martial Arts Activities (2)
      • KINE 121. Team Activities (2)
      • KINE 137. Aquatic Activities (2)
      • KINE 147. A Fitness Odyssey (2)
      • KINE 149. Independent Activity Project (2)
      • KINE 150. Dance Activities (2)
    2. Physical Fitness (G.E.)
      • KINE 205. Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2)
    3. Movement Skills
      Four units chosen from:
      • DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
      • KINE 352. Movement for Children (4)
    4. Health
      • HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
  7. Multicultural/Gender Category (G.E.)
    All students must take one upper-division course designated as meeting this requirement, chosen from groups 1 or 2 below:
    1. An appropriate Integrative capstone course in B4 or E7.
      • HUM 325. Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • HUM 328. Asian Cultural Traditions (4)
      • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
      • HUM 350. The Cultures of American Childhood (4)
      • HUM 370. African Heritage in the Arts (4)
      • HUM 375. The World of Islam (4)
      • HUM 380. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (4)
      • NSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • SSCI 316. Race and Racism (4)
      • SSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender (4)
      • SSCI 350. Roots of Modern Racism in America (4)
    2. Upper-division general education elective courses that satisfy the Multicultural/Gender requirement:
      • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
      • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (4)
      • COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
      • COMM 401. Gender, Race and Media (4)
      • CJUS 451. Women and Crime (4)
      • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
      • ENG 314. American Indian Literature (4)
      • HUM 460. Cultural Studies (4)
      • MUS 308. Women in Music (4)
      • MUS 309. Jazz History in America and African-American Culture (4)
      • MUS 350. Music of World Cultures (4)
      • PA 305. Organizations in Multicultural and Diverse Societies (4)
      • PHIL 364. Philosophy of Race and Gender (4)
      • PHIL 367. Gender and Philosophy (4)
      • TA 462. African-American Theatre and Drama (4)
      • TA 463. Asian Theatre (4)
  8. Child Development Core (47 units)
    1. Child Development (6 units)
      Students must choose 6 units from A or B below:
      1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
        Note: Students must maintain a "C-" or better in this course.
        • Two units to be taken concurrently with or after HD 240 chosen from:
        • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
        • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
      2. EELB 301. Growth and Development in Socio- Educational Contexts (6)
    2. Exceptional Child
      1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    3. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
    4. HD 282. Early Childhood Curriculum and Programs (4)
    5. HD 291. Interactions with Young Children: Laboratory (2)
    6. HD 292. Curriculum and Programs: Laboratory (2)
    7. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    8. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
    9. HD 400. Child Assessment (5)
    10. Four units chosen from:
      • PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
      • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    11. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    12. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)

B.A. IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT - LIFESPAN TRACK

Requirements (90 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180
  1. Completion of the following:
    • General Education Basic Skills in English (A1)
      Four units chosen from:
      • ENG 104A. Stretch Composition III
      • ENG 104B. Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
      • ENG 106. Accelerated Stretch Composition II
      • ENG 107. Advanced First-Year Composition
    • General Education Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3)
      One of the following:
      • MATH 110. College Algebra
      • MATH 115. The Ideas of Mathematics
      • MATH 120. Pre-Calculus Mathematics
      • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus
      • MATH 211. Basic Concept of Calculus
    • One of the following:
      • HD 240. Introduction to Child Development
      • PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics or its equivalent
  2. Students may earn no grade lower than a "C" (2.0) in each of these courses.

The Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations will change the student's status once the above requirements have been met. Discrepancies should be reported to the Office of Records, Registration and Evaluations.

Requirements for the B.A. in Human Development - Lifespan Track:

  1. BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  3. PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    • HD 205. Diversity in Child Development (4)
    • HD 215. School, Family and Community (4)
    • HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    • HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development (4)
    • SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  5. ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  6. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  7. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  8. HD 575. Internship (4)
  9. Four units chosen from:
    • PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
    • SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  10. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
  11. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  12. Developmental Periods (12 units)
    A minimum of 12 units from A, B, and C:
    1. Four units chosen from:
      • HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
      • HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
    2. Four units chosen from:
      • PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
      • PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescent Development (4)
    3. Four units chosen from:
      • PSYC 329. Psychology of Adulthood and Aging (4)
      • SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  13. Applications (12 units)
    A minimum of 12 units chosen from A, B, and C:
    1. Four units chosen from:
      • HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
      • HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
      • HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    2. Four units chosen from:
      • PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      • PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
    3. Four units chosen from:
      • HD 372. Psychology of Death and Dying (4)
      • HD 540. Work, Retirement and Leisure (4)
      • PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)
      • PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
      • SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4) if not previously taken above
  14. Testing and Assessment (6 units)
    1. Two units chosen from:
      • HD 245. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Early Childhood (2)
      • HD 246. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood (2)
      • HD 247. Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence (2)
    2. A minimum of four units chosen from:
      • HD 400. Child Assessment (5)
      • HD 460. Adult Assessment (4)
      • PSYC 377. Tests and Measurements (4)
  15. Statistics/Methodology (15 units)
    • HD 310. Applied Research Methodology (4)
    • PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    • PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)

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