Human Development Minor

Steven Kirsh, Coordinator



Updated Fall 2013



SOCL 347 : Criminolgy & JuvenileDelinquency replaces SOCL 316 Juvenile Delinquency.SOCL 347 will require a waiver to have it count in the minor until itís officially added in.





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)

Psyc 100: Introduction to Psychology

Biol 271: Heredity or Biol 222: Genetics

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

*Socl 100: Introduction to Sociology

*recommended, as it is a prerequisite for 300-level sociology classes that serve as electives (below) in the minor

Anth 101: Exploration Of Cultural Diversity

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

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

Anthr 202: Health, Culture, & Society

CDSc 228: Development of Speech and Language in Children


Psyc 357: Behavior Genetics


Psyc 385: Cross Cultural Psychology


Socl 241: The Individual and Society


Socl 347 : Criminolgy & Juvenile Delinquency (Waiver Needed)

Socl 356: The Social Self

Anth 204: Human Ecology


Psyc 321: Developmental Psychology: (subtitle)



Psyc 366: Developmental Psychopathology

Socl 210: Sociology of the Family

Socl 314: Illness, Self, and Society

Socl 333: Sociology of Education


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.