HDP Minor Requirements

  • A total of seven courses are required to complete a minor in Human Development.
  • Lower-division: HDP 1 - Introduction to Human Development (Must be taken in residence and offered only once per year, in fall).
  • Upper-division: Six development courses.
    • At least one course must be completed from each area of focus: Biological, Ontogenetic, and Socio-Cultural. The remaining courses may be selected by the student according to academic and professional interests.
  • Students who plan to minor in Human Development are encouraged to meet with an HDP Advisor for assistance with curriculum planning.
    • Please contact (858) 534-9919 in order to schedule an appointment.

Upper-Division Requirements For HDP Minors

  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade; pass grades are not accepted.
  • All upper-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • As of Fall 2016: Two upper-division courses may overlap between a student's major and the HDP minor. The remaining four upper divsion courses for the HDP 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).
  • Core coursework (HDP 110, 111, 120, 121, 122, 133) can be petitioned for HDP minor credit (subject to approval).

Development Courses

(6 courses required; at least 1 from each area of focus)

Biological Development

ANBI 116 - Evolution of Primate Reproduction 
Prerequisite: ANTH 2 and upper division standing.

ANBI 140 - The Evolution of the Human Brain

ANBI 159 - Biological and Cultural Perspectives on Intelligence 
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, any one of the following: ANTH 2, or ANTH 42, or BILD 3 or consent of instructor.

ANBI 173 - Cognition in Animals and Humans 
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, ANTH 2 or equivalent.

ANTH 102 - Humans are Cultural Animals 
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing, ANTH 2 or equivalent.

BICD 100 - Genetics 
Prerequisites: BILD 1 or equivalent. (Prerequisites for BILD 1: CHEM 6A & CHEM 6B; CHEM 6B may be taken concurrently.)

BICD 112 - Stem Cells and Regeneration
Prerequisites: BIMM 100.

BICD 130 - Embryos, Genes, and Development
Prerequisites: BICD 100, BIBC 100 or BIBC 102. BICD 110 or BIMM 100 strongly recommended.

BIPN 134 - Human Reproduction
Prerequisites: BIBC 102 and BICD 100.

BIPN 144 - Developmental Neurobiology 
Prerequisites: Upper division standing. Students should have a strong background in biology.

BIPN 148 - Cellular Basis of Learning and Memory 
Prerequisites: BIPN 100.

COGS 115 - Neurological Development and Cognitive Change 
Prerequisites: BILD 10 (or equivalent), COGS 17 or HDP 110.

COGS 184 - Modeling the Evolution of Cognition 
Prerequisites: Programming ability, calculus, and consent of instructor.

PSYC 132 - Hormones and Behavior
Prerequisites: Upper Division standing.

PSYC 168 - Psychological Disorders of Childhood 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 171 - Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Prerequisite: PSYC 2 or 106 or 181, upper-division standing.

BY EXCEPTION

HDP 110 - Brain and Behavioral Development
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or PSYC 101.

HDP 111 - Evolutionary Principles of Development
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or ANTH 2 or BILD 3.

Ontogenetic Development

COGS 154 - Communication Disorders in Children and Adults 
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.

COMM 100A - Situated Practices (Previously COHI 100 - Introduction to Communication and the Individual )
Prerequisite: COMM 10 or consent of instructor.

COMM 168 (previously COHI 114) - Bilingual Communication 
Prerequisite:COMM 10 and two from COMM 100A, 100B, 100C.

COMM 110E (previously COHI 119) - Learning to Read 
Prerequisite: COMM 10 or consent of instructor.

COMM 110I (previously COHI 121) - Literacy, Social Organization, and the Individual 
Prerequisite: COMM 100A, COMM 100B, HDP 1 or consent of instructor.

LIGN 119/EDS 119 - First and Second Language Learning - From Childhood Through Adolescence 
Prerequisite: Upper Division Standing or consent of instructor.

LIGN 179 - Second Language Acquisition 
Prerequisite: LIGN 101 or consent of instructor.

PSYC 101 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology 
Prerequisite: PSYC 60.

PSYC 130 - Delay of Gratification
Prerequisites: COGS 101B, PSYC 101, or PSYC 105.

PSYC 136 - Cognitive Development 
Prerequisites: COGS 101B, PSYC 101, or PSYC 105.

PSYC 141 - Evolution and Human Nature
Prerequisites: Upper Division standing

PSYC 146 - Language and Conceptual Development 
Prerequisites: Upper Division standing

PSYC 156 - Cognitive Development in Infancy 
Prerequisites: PSYC 60 and either PSYC 101or HDP 1.

PSYC 168 - Psychological Disorders of Childhood 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 172 - Psychology of Human Sexuality 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 173 - Psychology of Food and Behavior
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 180 - Adolescence 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 187 - Development of Social Cognition 
Prerequisite: PSYC 101.

PSYC 190 - Parenting 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

BY EXCEPTION

HDP 120 - Language Development
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or LIGN 4.

HDP 121 - The Developing Mind
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or COGS 1.

HDP 122 - Social Development
Prerequisite: HDP 1.

Socio-Cultural Development

ANBI 159 - Biological and Cultural Perspectives on Intelligence 
Prerequisite: Any one of the following: ANTH 2, ANTH 42, BILD 3, or consent of instructor.

ANSC 101 - Aging: Culture and Health in Late Life Human Development
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANSC 125 - Gender, Sexuality, and Society 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANSC 126 - Childhood and Adolescence 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANSC 127 - Discourse, interaction and Social life 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

ANSC 167 - Rituals and Celebrations
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

COMM 102C - Practicum in New Media and Community Life
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or COMM 100A.

COMM 102D - Practicum in Child Development 
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or COMM 100A or PSYC 101.

COMM 126 - Children and Media 
Prerequisite: COMM 10 or consent of instructor

EDS 115 - Cognitive Development and Education

EDS 117/SOCI 117 - Language, Culture and Education
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

EDS 118 - Adolescent Development and Education

FMPU 110 - Health Behavior and Chronic Diseases
Prerequisite: FMPU 40 and upper-division standing.

FMPU 120 - Health Policies for Healthy Lifestyles
Prerequisite: FMPU 110 and upper-division standing.

HDP 171 - Diversity in Human Development

LTWL 114 - Children's Literature

LTWL 116 - Adolescent Literature

PSYC 180 - Adolescence
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

PSYC 190 - Parenting 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

SOCI 116/LIGN 174 - Gender and Language in Society
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

SOCI 129 - The Family
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

SOCI 131 - Sociology of Youth
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

SOCI 159 - Special Topics in Organizations and Institutions
- NOTE: ONLY WHEN TOPIC IS APPROVED FOR HDP MAJOR 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

SOCI 161 - Sociology of The Life course 
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

USP 145 - Aging - Social and Health Policy Issues
Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

BY EXCEPTION

HDP 133 - Sociocultural Foundations of Human Development
Prerequisite: HDP 1 or PSYC 1.