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HDP 98 - Directed Group Study

Directed group study, on a topic or in a field not included in the department curriculum, by arrangement with a faculty member. Topics will vary from quarter to quarter. Pass/Not Pass grades only. Enrollment requires prior consent of the instructor; students must have at least thirty units completed and a minimum 3.0 GPA (exceptions are considered). Student may enroll for no more than a total of two units in one quarter. Cannot be used towards HDS major/minor credit.

Enrollment Process

  1. Download an HDP 98 application.
  2. Complete Section I (Section II is pre-filled). Provide signature on Section II
  3. Submit the application to the Human Developmental Sciences Student Affairs Office (AP&M 5320) for completion of Section III. The application is subject to approval
  4. Enrollment: once the HDP 98 application has been fully processed by Human Developmental Sciences students must physically take the completed form to the Registrar in order to enroll in the course.

Pre-requisites: overall 3.0 GPA and at least 30 units completed** 
**GPA and/or unit exceptions allowed—college approval also required.

Note: Pass/No Pass only. Not for HDP Major or Minor Credit.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (exceptions considered -- must also be approved by college).
  • Minimum 30 cumulative units completed (exceptions considered -- must also be approved by college).
  • May be taken for 1 or 2 units.
  • Must be taken Pass/No Pass.
  • No HDS major or minor credit.
1 Unit Course
  • 3 hours of research/work per week.
  • Means of evaluation and exceptions vary according to faculty instructor as outlined on the 98 application.
  • Please note that some professors may require student to commit to a 2 unit course.
2 Unit Course
  • 6 hours of research/work per week.
  • Means of evaluation evaluation and exceptions vary according to faculty instructor as outlined on the HDP 98 application.
  • Please note that some professors may require student to commit to a 1 unit course.

 

Winter 2019 Topic

Career Development

Thursdays 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Career Services Center, Horizon Room

1-2 units

Through this interactive, hands-on course, students are guided in exploring their top 5 GALLUP strengths through CliftonStrengthsfinder and 12 career readiness competencies. Through class lectures on career development concepts, guest speakers, mock interview practice sessions, and online career tools, students will learn the networking process and be gain awareness on online and in person information on alumni resources.

The learning outcomes include:

  • Ability gain more career development on career readiness
  • Connect with alumni in industry and career choice
  • Build confidence and motivation
  • Become career ready for graduate professional school, employment in industry (research, finance, engineering, arts etc)
  • Be able to identify five top strengths through GALLUP (CliftonStrengthfinder)

Previous Topics

Career Development

1-2 units

Through this interactive, hands-on course, students are guided in exploring their interests, values, skills, personality, and how it relates to the career search. Through class lectures on career development concepts, guest speakers, practice sessions, and assignments, students will conduct research on various careers, receive professional development training, practice and gain confidence in networking and other job search strategies, and develop a career action plan.

Research Opportunities

1 unit only

Students will connect with graduate students and faculty affiliated with the Human Development Program, explore opportunities for conducting experimental and field studies, and receive advisement regarding academic and professional preparedness for undergraduate and graduate research. The course experience will include weekly seminar meetings, guest speakers, laboratory tours, and assignments.