Human Development in Context Major

 

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

Concentration Program—16 units*

Course Title
Required Courses (6 units)
SESP 201-0Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence
or SESP 203-0 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging
1 course for the Fundamentals cluster from:
Identity and Motivation
Psychology of Personality
Emotional Mysteries
Cognitive Psychology
Gender and the Life Course
1 course for the Social Policy in Action cluster from:
Designing for Social Change
Crafting Child Policy
Special Topics (Health Program and Planning or Race, Adolescence and School Discipline)
Social Policy & the Human Services
1 course for the Learning and Cognition cluster from:
Identity and Motivation
Cognition and Action
Culture, Language, & Identity
Learning and Thinking in Organizations
Learning Disabilities
Language Development and Usage
1 course for the Social Relations cluster from:
The Counseling Process: Theory & Practice
Emotional Mysteries
Team Dynamics
Team Dynamics
Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101
1 course for the Analysis cluster from:
Design of Learning Environments
Community Based Research Methods
Designing for Social Change
Crafting Child Policy
Special Topics (Life Course Interview)
Special Topics in Social Policy (Health and Wellbeing or Quantitative Tools)
Concentration Courses (10 units)
Must be selected from an approved list of courses in human development in context, other SESP concentrations, and disciplines such as anthro­pology, communication studies, linguistics, psychology, and sociology. Must include at least 4 courses at the 300 level. Up to 3 units of SESP 390-0 Research Apprenticeship or SESP 399-0 Independent Study and 3 units of SESP 398-0 Honors Thesis may be counted toward this requirement.

SESP Core (8 units)

Course Title
Seminar—1 unit
SESP 200-0Understanding Knowledge
Human Development—1 unit
SESP 201-0Human Development: Childhood and Adolescence
or SESP 203-0 Human Development: Adulthood and Aging
or HDPS 310-0 The Art and Science of Aging
Methodologies —2 units
SESP 210-0Introduction to Statistics and Research Methodology
SESP 372-0Methods of Observing Human Behavior
Experiential Learning—4 units 1
SESP 382-0Practicum in Human Development; Learning Sciences
or SESP 384-0 Practicum in Human Development - Washington, D.C.
or SESP 386-0 Practicum: Human Development & Psychological Svcs.
or SESP 387-0 Practicum: Learning& Organizational Change
or SESP 388-0 Practicum: Social Policy
or SESP 389-0 Practicum in Human Development - San Francisco

Overlay Requirements*

Course Title
Global Engagement
1 quarter of study abroad or 3 quarters of foreign language or equivalent
Social Inequalities
1 course counted towards the concentration: LOC 214-0, LRN_SCI 214-0, LRN_SCI 309-0, SESP 317-0, SESP 351-0 (Exploring Intersections: Tech, Ethics, Race, and Power), SESP 351-0 (Race, Adolescence, and School Discipline), TEACH_ED 302-0
Methods in Context
1 course counted towards the concentration: HDPS 309-0, HDPS 351-0 (Generativity and the Study of Lives), LOC 309-0, LOC 310-0, LOC 311-0, LOC 391-0, LRN_SCI 301-0, LRN_SCI 309-0, LRN_SCI 313-0, LRN_SCI 351-0 (Design of Sociotechnical Systems), SESP 251-0 (Community Based Research Methods: Educational Justice), SESP 303-0, SESP 310-0, SESP 351-0 (Exploring Intersections: Tech, Ethics, Race, and Power), SOC_POL 312-0, SOC_POL 330-0, SOC_POL 332-0, SOC_POL 351-0 (Quantitative Tools for Policy Analysis), SOC_POL 351-0 (Econ of Health and Wellbeing)

Distribution Requirements (10 units)

  • 2 natural sciences courses
  • 2 formal studies courses (mathematics, logic, etc.)
  • 2 historical studies courses
  • 2 ethics and values courses (philosophy, religion, etc.)
  • 2 literature and fine arts courses

Selected courses from Weinberg College and professional schools across the University may be used to fulfill distribution requirements with the consent of the student’s adviser and the SESP assistant dean for student affairs.

Electives (8 units)

Courses from any school across the University may be used to fulfill elective requirements. Students are encouraged to discuss their elective plans with their advisers; they may be able to pursue a second major or a minor using elective credits.