HUDV:Human Development (Undergraduate)

HUDV 1005  Child Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on child developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Please Note: Students should not register for the Introductory and Advanced version of Child Development. This course was previously HDV-281154 Child Development: Intro.

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 1010  Child & Adolescent Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on child and adolescent developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 1015  Human Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on human developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Additionally lifespan theories like Erikson and Levinson may be emphasized, and focus on stages of adult development will be included, in addition to death and dying potentially being covered. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. This course was previously HDV-282174 Human Development: Intro.

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 1998  Individualized Studies in Human Development (HUDV)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Human Development (HUDV). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

HUDV 2005  Adolescent Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adolescent developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how adolescents learn and adapt language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 2010  Gerontology  (4 Credits)  

This course provides a broad overview of the multidisciplinary field of gerontology, with an emphasis on key psychological, biological, and sociological aspects of age, aging, and older adults. The diversity of experience within the older population, including normal effects of aging and the potential major problems and diseases associated with aging, will be discussed. Topics may also include: personal and societal attitudes and beliefs about aging, what it means to age successfully, myths and stereotypes of aging, the prevalence and effects of ageism, cultural influences on the experience of older adults, stress and coping in later life, and career opportunities in gerontology.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 2015  Adult Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adult developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Lifespan theories like Erikson and Levinson may be emphasized, and focus on stages of adult development will be included, in addition to death and dying being covered. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. This course was previously HDV-283204 .

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 2020  Adult Development & Aging: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adult developmental process in addition to considering the process of aging and current issues in gerontology. Topics may include: current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology; the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors; prominent theorists in the field, such as Erikson, Levinson, and Kubler-Ross. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, or equivalent Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 2025  Infant/Toddler Development: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This course helps the student understand what constitutes normal development during pre-birth, infancy, and toddlerhood. The student will examine various biological, environmental, and cultural influences on development and become familiar with prominent theories of development within the first three years of life. Please Note: Students should not register for the Introductory and Advanced version of Infant/Toddler Development. Please Note: Students should not register for the Introductory and Advanced version of Infant/Toddler Development. This course was previously HDV-282504 Infant-Toddler Development: Introductory.

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 2035  Attachment in Early Childhood: Introductory  (4 Credits)  

This course will focus on attachment within multiple contexts, such as historical, cultural, familial, personal, and age-related. Students will examine continuity and separation, focusing on early childhood, and the factors that contribute to shaping the attachment relationship. Topics may include attachment theory, assessment of attachment, research strategies, limitations, and implications of attachment. This course was previously HDV-281124. While not required, it would be helpful if students have taken Human Development, Infant/Toddler Development, or Child Development, or the equivalent of one of these courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 2998  Individualized Studies in Human Development (HUDV)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Human Development (HUDV). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

HUDV 3005  Adult Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this advanced level course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adult developmental process, as well as empirical research of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Lifespan theories like Erikson and Levinson may be emphasized, and focus on stages of adult development will be included, in addition to death and dying being covered. This course was previously HDV-283204 Adult Development While not required, it would be helpful for students to have taken Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, or an equivalent course. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3010  Adult Development & Aging: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adult developmental process in addition to considering the process of aging and current issues in gerontology. Current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology are included, as well as topics like the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Lifespan theories like Erikson and Levinson will be emphasized, and focus on stages of adult development will be included, in addition to death and dying and Kubler-Ross potentially being covered. While not required, it might be helpful for students to have taken Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, or an equivalent course. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3015  Child Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on child developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Please Note: Students should not register for the Introductory and Advanced version of Child Development.

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 3020  Child & Adolescent Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this advanced course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on child and adolescent developmental process, as well as current empirical studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children and adolescents learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. While not required, it might be helpful if students have taken Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, or an equivalent course.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3025  Human Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on human developmental process, as well as current research and studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how children learn language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a discussion of prominent theorists in the field. Additionally lifespan theories like Erikson and Levinson may be emphasized, and focus on stages of adult development will be included, in addition to death and dying potentially being covered. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3030  Infant/Toddler Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

This course helps the student understand what constitutes normal development during pre-birth, infancy, and toddlerhood. The student will examine various biological, environmental, and cultural influences on development and become familiar with prominent theories of development within the first three years of life. Please Note: Students should not register for the Introductory and Advanced version of Infant/Toddler Development. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have taken Human Development, Child Development, Introduction to Psychology, or an equivalent course.

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 3035  Attachment Across the Lifespan  (3-4 Credits)  

The student will engage in the study of principles of classical attachment theory (e.g., Ainsworth, Bowlby), adult attachment theory (e.g., Feeney, Hazan, Shaver), and Parasocial Attachment Theory (e.g., Giles, Stever). An advanced understanding of the concept of attachment as 'proximity seeking for the purpose of safe haven and felt security' at all stages of the lifespan will be the emphasis in this course. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students took Introduction to Psychology, any human development survey course, or equivalent. This course was previously HDV-283124 .

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3045  Death & Dying  (4 Credits)  

This course explores death and dying throughout the life span, including topics such as stage theories of grief, attitudes toward death and dying, considerations for families of the dying, and discussions about ways to do therapy with dying patients and their families. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Human Services, or Theories of Counseling or equivalent.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3050  Development of Wisdom & Spirituality  (4 Credits)  

This course looks at the development of wisdom and spirituality, including how they manifest through behaviors and attitudes, from a lifespan development perspective. Topics may include the application of developmental theory to spiritual development; perspectives of spirituality and wisdom from different cultural perspectives; brain science and research as applied to continued development in older age; and the social phenomenon of 'wisdom' as understood through research, observation, and analysis of self and others. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students took Human Development or an equivalent course. This course was previously HDV-284314 Development of Wisdom and Spirituality.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3055  Developmental Neurobiology  (2 Credits)  

This course looks at the interaction between the development of internal (neurological) and external (behavior) processes across the lifespan. Topics may include how brain development and the environment interact, how the brain changes throughout development, and how the brain and behavior are related at different points throughout the lifespan. The study will include how the development of the neurological system reflects individual variation in development at different stages in the lifecycle. While not required, it might be helpful if students had Human Development, Human Biology, or equivalent courses. This course was previously HDV-283112.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3060  Early Childhood Development  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on the theories, body of research, and research design during the early childhood years and development from conception through age six, as examined within biological, environmental, and cultural influences. Students will explore the interconnectedness among all developmental domains (e.g., physical, cognitive, social-emotional, creative, and language, and literacy), as well as factors such as temperament, attachment, and brain development. Prerequisites: Child Development or equivalent

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3065  Human Exceptionalities  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on exceptionalities (differences) in human development, including theories and cultural perspectives on what is judged as normal and different. Topics may include how development is affected by specific disability/giftedness (including physical/health issues, emotional/behavioral/communication problems, and intellectual and developmental disabilities); the development of children with giftedness and gifted children with disabilities; and research in the study of childhood developmental exceptionality. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have Human Development, Child Development, or an equivalent course. This course was previously HDV-283224 .

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3066  Developmental Psychopathology  (4 Credits)  

This course covers the major disorders of cognitive, emotional, social, and behavioral functioning in children and adolescents, with an emphasis on the developmental connections between these disorders and stages of child development. Focus will be on symptoms and theoretically- and empirically-informed ideas about causes of psychological disorders in children and adolescents. Additionally, major methods of assessment and recommended prevention and treatment efforts for these disorders will be considered. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have Introduction to Psychology, Child Development, or an equivalent course. This course was previously PSYC 3060 and HDV-284234.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3070  Human Motivation  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on human motivation, as well as empirical development of contemporary approaches to human motivation. Topics covered in this student may include: Intrinsic motivation, historical background of motivational psychology, the interface of motivation theory and productivity, reward systems, goal theory and goal-setting, and applying motivational principles. Concepts such as the need for safety, belonging, self-esteem, and self-actualization may also be explored. Prerequisites: Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, or equivalent.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3075  Western Civilization & Human Development  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on how major ideas and cultural trends in Western Civilization have shaped the contemporary study of human development and related fields. Specifically, issues related to definitions in human nature and development will be explored in relation to major cultural, philosophical, and thought developments in Western Civilization, from early Greek and Hebrew ideas through modern Western ideas. Topics may include the inherent goodness of human nature, the influence of nature versus nurture on human development, and how continuous and deterministic development is. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have taken Human Development or an equivalent course. This course was previously HDV-283374 Western Civilization and Human Development.

Attributes: Western Civilization Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 3080  Adolescent Development: Advanced  (4 Credits)  

In this advanced course the student will examine a variety of theoretical viewpoints on adolescent developmental process, as well as current empirical research studies of the principal topics of developmental psychology. Topics covered in this study may include: the impact on development of the continuing interaction between genetic and environmental factors, the growing body of knowledge about how adolescents learn and adapt language and develop cognitive and social skills, and a critical examination of prominent theorists in the field. Please note: Students are advised to consult with their mentor prior to enrolling in an introductory and an advanced level of the same or similar course title (e.g. Human Development: Introductory and Human Development: Advanced) as there can be significant redundancy in the content of developmental courses. This course was previously HDV-283174.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3996  Special Topics in HUDV  (2-4 Credits)  

The content of this course will vary by term and section. Students may repeat this course for credit as long as the topic differs. Please refer to the Term Guide for course topic offerings.

Attributes: Liberal

HUDV 3998  Individualized Studies in Human Development (HUDV)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Human Development (HUDV). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.

HUDV 4010  Development of Gender Identity  (4 Credits)  

While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have Introduction to Psychology, Human Development, Child Development, or an equivalent course.This course covers personal and cultural aspects related to how individuals develop their gender identity. Topics may include personal, cultural, and other meanings of gender; the interaction between biology and socialization in the development of gender; how gender influences and is influenced by relationships with others and environmental contexts, such as school and work; variation in the definition and understanding of gender across cultures and across history; psychosexual disorders; and gender biases in research, interpersonal interactions, and society in general. This course was previously HDV-283104 .

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 4020  Research Perspectives on Human Development  (4 Credits)  

This course focuses on the variety of methods employed in researching human development, including both longitudinal, developmental research and research on specific age groups within the lifespan. The scientific method of conducting developmental research in the social sciences is explored, including reviewing literature, posing research questions and hypotheses, and analyzing data. Topics may include the recruitment and planning in developmental research; attrition of research participants in longitudinal research; ethics in research development; and challenges and methodological issues posed in researching different age groups throughout the lifespan. While it is not required, it might be helpful if students have taken Child Development, Human Development, or an equivalent course. This course was previously HDV-284244 .

Attributes: Social Science Gen Ed, Liberal

HUDV 4998  Individualized Studies in Human Development (HUDV)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Human Development (HUDV). Please contact your mentor/advisor for more details.