This minor encourages an interdisciplinary approach to understanding human growth and development. Students consider a variety of perspectives on the study of human development; examine the relationship between individuals and the social, cultural, and historical context in which they live; and gain practical experience working in an institution or agency devoted to fostering human development and improving human lives. It provides initial preparation for careers in education, human services, and/or social policy, as well as for graduate study in a number of different fields and disciplines. A total of seven courses is required for the minor:

Core Courses (3)

ED 201: Education and Social Justice
ED 215: Children and Adolescents in Schools and Society
ED 493: Senior Seminar in Education and Human Development

Practicum (ED 351) or Internship (1)

Electives (3)*

Choose one from:

ED 213: Schools & Society
ED 242: History & Philosophy of Progressive Ed
ED 322: Social Class & Schooling
ED 324: Elite Schooling in Global Context
ED 374: Educating All Learners in Inclusive Classrooms
WG/ED 317: Boys to Men

Choose two from:

PS 253: Social Psychology
PS 259: Lifespan Development
SO 252: Race, Ethnicity, and Society
SO 274: Social Inequality and Power

*For substitutions please consult program chair