Human Development Minor

Steven Kirsh, Coordinator

E-mail: kirsh@geneseo.edu

 

Announcements (updated Spring 2015)

 

BIOL 210: Nutrition has been unofficially added to the minor as an elective.  You’ll need to get a waiver form signed by me in order to have it count towards the minor.

 

SOCL 347: Criminology & Juvenile Delinquency has been unofficially added to the minor as an elective. You’ll need to get a waiver form signed by me in order to have it count towards the minor.

 

Click here for the waiver form.

 

Purpose

The purpose of this 24 semester hour minor is to provide a better understanding of human development for students interested in occupations providing services for children and adults. To this end, courses have been included to facilitate understanding of the psychological, social, and biological contexts of development. Although the focus is on normative development, courses also deal with individual variations and with abnormal development.

 

Basic Requirements (6 Semester Hours)

Biol 271: Heredity or Biol 222: Genetics

Psyc 100: Introduction to Psychology

Two of the Following Three Courses (6 Semester Hours)

Psyc 215: Child Development

Psyc 216: Adolescent Development

Psyc 217: Adult Development and Aging

One of the Following Three Courses (3 Semester Hours)

Anth 100: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

Anth 101: Exploration of Cultural Diversity

Socl 100: Introduction to Sociology (This course is recommended, as it is a prerequisite for 300-level sociology classes that serve as electives (below) in the minor.  Note: There are no 300-level Anthro electives.

Electives: Three Courses from the Following (9 Semester Hours)

Please check to make sure that you have met the prerequisites for each of the following courses.

 

Anth 202: Health, Culture, & Society

Anth 204: Human Ecology

 

Biol 210: Nutrition (Waiver Needed)

 

Psyc 321: Developmental Psychology: (subtitle)

Psyc 357: Behavior Genetics

Psyc 366: Developmental Psychopathology

Psyc 385: Cross Cultural Psychology

 

Socl 210: Sociology of the Family

Socl 241: The Individual and Society

Socl 314: Illness, Self, and Society

Socl 333: Sociology of Education

Socl 347: Criminology & Juvenile Delinquency (Waiver Needed)

Socl 356: The Social Self

Additional Requirements:

1. Six hours of electives must be taken at the 300-level.

2. Electives must be taken from at least two different departments.

3. At least 12 semester hours of coursework must be unique to this minor, not overlapping with a major or another minor.

Note: Some of the courses listed above are not offered every semester. When planning course work, Human Development minors should consult with the departments offering the courses for information on course rotation.