B.A. in Human Development

CHILD TRACK

Requirements (95 units)

The Child Development track is designed to prepare students for occupations or professions that involve young children and their families. This track provides a solid foundation in child growth and development and can lead to a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students enrolled in this track can elect to focus their applied coursework on children age two through eight or infants and toddlers. This track requires 78-82 units of general education and 95 units in the major.

Lower-division requirements (35 Units)

  1. BIO 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    1. HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
  4. HD 291. Interactions with Young Children: Lab (2)
  5. Four units chosen from
    1. HD 272.* Curriculum and Programs for Infants & Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 282.* Curriculum and Programs for Young Children (4)
  6. HD 292. Curriculum and Programs: Lab (2)
  7. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  8. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
  9. Two units chosen from
    1. HD 245. Observation and Methods in CD: Early Childhood (2)
    2. HD 246. Observation and Methods in CD: Middle Childhood (2)
    3. HD 247. Observation and Methods in CD: Adolescence (2)
  10. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
*If HD 271 is taken to satisfy #3 then HD 272 must be taken to satisfy #5. If HD 281 is taken to satisfy #3 then HD 282 must be taken to satisfy #5.

Upper-division requirements (60 Units)

  1. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child Rearing (4)
    2. ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  2. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  3. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
  4. Four units chosen from
    1. HD 575. Internship (4)
    2. HD 585. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (4)
  5. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  6. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
  7. Eight units chosen from
    1. PSYC 305. Language Development (4)
    2. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
    3. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  8. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 303. Parent and Family Relations (4)
    2. SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  9. HD 400. Childhood Assessment (5)
  10. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation & Race (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution & Ecology (4)
    3. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    4. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    5. HD 305. Multicultural Child Development (4)
    6. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of HD (4)
    7. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  11. Statistics/Methodology
  12. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    2. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    3. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
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LIFESPAN TRACK

Requirements (90-91 units)

The Lifespan Track is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad interdisciplinary background of human development across the lifespan and who wish to work with children and families at various developmental time points. Students enrolled in this track will take coursework focusing on developmental periods, applications, and testing and assessment across the lifespan. This track requires 78-82 units of general education and 90-91 units in the major.

Lower-division requirements (13 Units)

  1. BIO 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  3. PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)

Upper-division requirements (77-78 Units)

  1. ANTH 331. Anthropology of HD (4)
  2. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  3. HD 575. Internship (4)
  4. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  5. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 303. Parent and Family Relations (4)
    2. SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  6. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
  7. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  8. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation & Race (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    3. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    4. HD 305. Multicultural Child Development (4)
    5. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of HD (4)
    6. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  9. Developmental Periods (minimum 12 units)
  10. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
      2. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
    2. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
      2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
    3. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 329. Psychology of Adulthood & Aging (4)
      2. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  11. Applications (minimum 12 units)
  12. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 271. Group Education & Care of Infants & Toddlers (4)
      2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
      3. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    2. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
    3. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 372. Psychology of Death & Dying (4)
      2. HD 540. Work, Retirement, & Leisure (4)
      3. PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)
      4. PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
      5. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4) (If not previously taken.)
  13. Testing and Assessment (minimum 6 units)
  14. Must complete A
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 245. Observation & Methods in CD: Early Childhood (2)
      2. HD 246. Observation & Methods in CD: Middle Childhood (2)
      3. HD 247. Observation & Methods in CD: Adolescence (2)
    Must complete B, C, or D
    1. PSYC 377. Tests and Measurement (4)
    2. HD 400. Childhood Assessment (5)
    3. HD 460. Adult Assessment (4)
  15. Statistics/Methodology
  16. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    2. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    3. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
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SCHOOL AGE TRACK

Requirements (180 units)

The School Age Track is designed for students interested in pursuing a career working with school age children. Specifically, this track is ideal for students seeking a teaching position in an elementary school setting. Students in this program will complete a configuration of courses designed to prepare them for taking the CSET (a national examination that all teachers must complete) while simultaneously providing a strong background in human growth and development. It is expected that students exiting this program will have a broad-based education with an emphasis in child development and its many applications. This track requires 180 units (this includes both general education and major requirements).

Basic Program

  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)

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

  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 (28 units)
    1. Written Communication (G.E.):
    2. ENG 101. Freshman Composition (4)
    3. Upper division Writing Requirement (G.E.)
    4. Four units chosen from:
      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: ENG 306 Expository Writing is recommended; but any of the above courses qualifies. **This requirement also can be met by passing a proficiency examination. Students who pass the exam may use the four units as free electives.
    5. Oral Communication (G.E.)
    6. COMM 120. Oral Communication (4)
    7. Literature (G.E.)
    8. 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)
    9. Development of Language
    10. ENG 311. The English Language (4)
    11. Analysis of Literature
    12. Four units chosen from:
      ENG 301. Analysis of Poetry (4)
      ENG 302. Analysis of Drama (4)
      ENG 303. Analysis of Prose Fiction (4)
      ENG 304. Analysis of Nonfiction Prose (4)
      TA 302. Analysis of Drama (4)
    13. Children's Literature
    14. 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.)
    2. Four units chosen from:
      COMM 180. Critical Thinking through Argumentation (4)
      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 Problem Analysis (4) SOC 180. Critical Thinking about Social Problems (4)
    3. Philosophy (G.E.)
    4. Four units chosen from:
      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)
    5. Foreign Language (G.E.)
    6. Four units chosen from:
      FLAN 150. Intermediate Language Study (4)
      FREN 150. Intermediate French (4)
      FREN 200. Culture and Communication (4)
      FREN 201. Conversation and Composition I (4)
      FREN 202. Conversation and Composition II (4)
      GER 150. Intermediate German (4)
      GER 212. Composition (4)
      GER 214. Conversation (4)
      GER 216. Introduction to Literary Texts (4)
      JAPN 150. Intermediate Japanese (4)
      MAND 150. Intermediate Mandarin (4)
      SPAN 150. Intermediate Spanish (4)
      SPAN 155. Intermediate Spanish for Spanish Speakers (4)
      SPAN 212. Composition (4)
      SPAN 213. Composition for Spanish Speakers (4)
      SPAN 214. Conversation (4)
    7. Integrative Capstone in the Humanities (G.E.)
    8. Four units chosen from:
      HUM 319. Myth, Metaphor and Symbol (4)
      HUM 325*. Perspectives on Gender (co-listed as SSCI 325) (4)
      HUM 330. Arts and Ideas (4)
      HUM 335*. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
      HUM 340. Interpretation and Values (4)
      HUM 344. Ideas in American Culture (4)
      HUM 350*. The Cultures of American Childhood (4)
      HUM 370*. African Heritage in the Arts (4)
      HUM 380*. Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West (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:
    2. ART 200. Studies in Art (4)
      MUS 180. Studies in Music (4)
      TA 260. Introduction to Theatre (4)
    3. Visual Arts Activity Three units chosen from:
    4. ART 395. Art in the Classroom (3)
      ART 400. Teaching Art in the Elementary Classroom
    5. Music Activity
    6. MUS 531. Musical Development for the Elementary Teacher (3)
    7. Theatre Activity
    8. 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.)
    2. 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)
    3. Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics for Educators
    4. MATH 301A. Fundamental Concepts of Arithmetic and Geometry (4)
      MATH 301B. Transition from Concrete to Abstract in Algebra and Geometry (4)
      MATH 301C. Further Developments in Algebra and Geometry (4)
    5. Life Sciences
    6. BIOL 100. Topics in Biology (5)
    7. Physical Science
    8. Students must take both:
      CHEM 100. Chemistry in the Modern World (5)
      PHYS 100. Physics in the Modern World (5)
    9. Earth and Space Science
    10. Five units chosen from:
      GEOG 311. The Dynamic Earth (5)
      GEOL 309. Earth: The Blue Planet (5)
      PHYS 311. A Cosmic Perspective of Earth (5)
    11. Technology
    12. CSCI 121. Computer Technology and People (2)
  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences Breadth Area (28 units)
    1. American Civilization (G.E.)
    2. 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)
    3. American Government (G.E.)
    4. PSCI 203. American Government (4)
    5. World Civilization I (G.E.)
    6. Four units chosen from:
      ANTH 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
      HIST 140. World Civilizations I, the Rise of Civilization (4)
    7. World Civilization II
    8. HIST 142. World Civilizations II, the Civilizations of the East and the West
    9. California History
    10. HIST 270. History of California (4)
    11. Geography
    12. GEOG 300. Geography in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom (4)
    13. Integrative Capstone in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (G.E.)
    14. 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 (4)
      SSCI 320. Understanding Capitalism (4)
      SSCI 321. Urbanization and the Urban Environment (4)
      SSCI 325. Perspectives on Gender (co-listed as HUM 325) (4)
      SSCI 343. Understanding Socialism (4)
      SSCI 345. Religious Expression in America (4)
      SSCI 350. Roots of Modern Racism in America (4)
      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
      *Meets Multicultural/Gender Category G.1. in G.E.
  6. Lifelong Understanding, Physical Education and Health (10 units)
    1. Physical Education
    2. 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)
    3. Physical Fitness
    4. KINE 205. Foundations for Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (2)
    5. Movement Skills
    6. A minimum of three units chosen from:
      DAN 481. Creative Dance in the Classroom (4)
      KINE 352. Movement for Children (4)
    7. Health
    8. HSCI 100. Concepts in Health (2)
  7. Multicultural/Gender Category
  8. 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 one of the following categories: B6, C7, or D6.
    2. HUM 325. Perspectives on Gender (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 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)
    3. Upper division general education elective courses that satisfy the Multicultural/Gender requirement:
    4. ANTH 325. Human 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 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. Philosophy and Sexual Politics (4)
      TA 462. African American Theatre and Drama (4)
  9. Child Development Core (47 units)
    1. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
    2. Observations and Methods in Child Development (To be taken concurrently with HD 240)
    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. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    5. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
    6. HD 291 Guidance of Young Children Lab (2)
    7. HD 282. Early Childhood Curriculum (4)
    8. HD 292. Early Childhood Curriculum Lab (2)
    9. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    10. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    11. Four units chosen from:
    12. PSYC 303. Parenting and Family Relations (4)
      SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
    13. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
    14. PSYC 400. Child Assessment (5)
    15. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)

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