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The Human Development Undergraduate Minor provides a rigorous foundation in Human Development for students who wish to support their major field of study with knowledge of human growth and development across multiple domains and developmental stages, as well as knowledge related to principles of teaching and learning and/or who desire active participation in human development research under the supervision of Human Development faculty in laboratory settings. Students with a 2.0 minimum grade point average may seek enrollment in the program, during which they must complete 15-24 credits of coursework. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of "C-" or higher will count toward the minor. Students must take EDHD306 and choose other courses from at least two of the other areas of human development study, as outlined below. Students who have taken FMSC332 will be required to choose a course other than EDHD411 from the list of courses available in Area 4: Lifespan. Students who apply to the Minor and who have taken FMSC302 may substitute that course for EDHD306. At least nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.
Students interested in taking this minor should contact the Human Development Minor advisor, Ms. Shannon Hayes, at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 301-405-5612 for more information or to arrange an advising appointment. Ms. Hayes office is located in 1204 Benjamin Building.
Course selections might include three credits of EDHD319 (Selected Topics in HD), EDHD386 (Experiential Learning), or EDHD498 (Special Problems in Education). These courses involve directed study with a faculty advisor.
*EDHD306 cannot be excluded from any course plan. It is required for all EDHD minors.
General Education Designations: History and Social Science (EDHD 201, 221, 230, 231, 320, 400, 411, 413, 440, & 460); Analytical Reasoning (EDHD306, EDMS451); Understanding Plural Societies (EDHD230); I-Series (EDHD 221, EDHD 231).
CORE Designations: EDHD230, HONR219Y, HONR228R