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Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Equity and Diversity

The HDS Minor in Equity and Diversity includes core coursework selected from broad-based developmental science classes, as well as specific coursework in Equity and Diversity, including one practicum. The selection of Equity and Diversity coursework for this minor is similar to the concentration in the major Specialization. A total of 7 courses (1 lower-division, 6 upper-division) are required to complete a Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Equity and Diversity. Courses are listed below.

How to Declare the Minor

All students who plan to get a Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Equity and Diversity are encouraged to meet with an HDS Advisor for assistance with curriculum planning. Please contact (858) 534-9919 in order to schedule an appointment. You can declare the Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Equity and Diversity via TritonLink. Students will need to list the classes that they have taken and/or plan to take for the minor.

Requirements for a Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Equity and Diversity

  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade; pass/no pass grades are not accepted.
  • All upper-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • Two upper-division courses may overlap between a student's major and the HDS Minor in Equity and Diversity. Students will need to specify which 2 classes they would like to overlap in the minor application. Courses will not overlap automatically. The remaining four upper divsion courses for the HDS minor should not be from the student's major department. Students may not overlap upper-division minor courses with general education requirements (except the DEI requirement).


Coursework Required for the HDS Minor in Equity and Diversity:

Lifespan Coursework (4 courses)

Must complete all 4 courses below:

  • HDS 1 - Introduction to Human Developmental Sciences
    (Must be taken in residence and offered only once per year, in fall).
  • HDS 110 - Brain and Behavioral Development
    Prerequisite: HDP 1 or PSYC 101.
  • HDS 122 - Development of Social Cognition
    Prerequisite: HDP 1.
  • HDS 133 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Developmental Science
    Prerequisite: HDP 1 or PSYC 1.

Equity and Diversity Concentration (3 courses)

Must complete all 3 requirements below:
  • HDS 171 - Diverse Communities in Human Development
  • HDS 175 - Power, Wealth, and Inequality in Human Development
  • Equity & Diversity Practicum (select 1 course from the following list): COMM
    102C, EDS 130, EDS 131, or EDS 136.