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Applied Track

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT MAJOR: APPLIED CONCENTRATION (HDV2). Students in the Applied Concentration will complete 42-44 credit hours:

PART I. TAKE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

  1. PSY 1001 – Introductory Psychology.
    • Both semesters of General or Introductory Psychology must be taken in transfer for equivalence. Only 3 hours of Introductory Psychology count toward the major.
  2. PSY 2330 – Statistics and Research Methods for the Social and Behavioral Sciences.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  3. PSY 3280 – Developmental Research Methods.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).
  4. PSY 3340 – Cognitive Development and Learning.
  5. PSY 3350 – Psychology of Social Development.
  6. PSY 4960 – Senior Thesis in Human Development.
    • PSY 4960 meets university senior experience requirement.
    • PSY 2330, PSY 3280, & PSY 4960 must be taken in sequence, one at a time (three semesters total).

PART II. CHOOSE ONE COURSE FROM EACH OF THE FOLLOWING FIVE CATEGORIES:

  1. CATEGORY #1 – DEVELOPMENTAL FOUNDATIONS:
    • PSY 1800 – Developmental Educational Psychology
    • PSY 2210 – Psychology of Human Development
    • PSY 2270 or SOC 3100 – Death and Dying
  2. CATEGORY #2 – DEVELOPMENTAL BREADTH:
    • PSY 3240 – Infancy
    • PSY 3250 – Child Psychology
    • PSY 3260 – Psychology of Adolescence
    • PSY 3270 – Adulthood and Aging
  3. CATEGORY #3 – HEALTH ISSUES:
    • HES 3070 – Parental Health Care Issues
    • NUT 2040 – Introduction to Nutrition
  4. CATEGORY #4 – SOCIAL INFLUENCES:
    • SOC 1040 – Introduction to Social Gerontology
    • SOC 3410 – The Family in Transition
    • SWK 2100 – Introduction to Family Social Work
    • EDU 4310 – Parents as Partners in Education
  5. CATEGORY #5 – CULTURAL CONTEXT:
    • SOC 3400 – Childhood and Adolescent Socialization
    • RECR 2330 – Advocacy, Leisure, and the Aging Adult
    • ECE 3860 – Cultural Socialization of Children

PART III. ADDITIONAL COURSES - PICK THREE IN CONSULTATION WITH AN ADVISOR (Note - Students must choose 9 semester hours from the following list or from courses in the Required Distribution not already used. Students may not use the same courses to count for the major and for the minor or General Studies):

  1. AAS 3550/SOC 3440 – The Black Family
  2. BIO 3530/HES 3810 – Physiology of Aging for Non-Biology Majors
  3. CHS 3210 – The Chicano Family
  4. ECE 3440 – Administration of Early Childhood Programs (4 credits)
  5. HPS 4500 – Motor Learning and Development
  6. HSP 1010 – Introduction to Human Services and Community Resources (4 credits)
  7. NUT 3100 – Nutrition and Aging
  8. PSY 2240 – Parenting Techniques (see advisor to CAP adjust this course in)
  9. SWK 3300 – Social Work with Parents with Developmental Disabilities (1 credit)
  10. PSY 3400 – Psychology of Exceptional Children
  11. SOC 1010 – Introduction to Sociology
  12. SOC 3040 – Contemporary Issues in Gerontology
  13. SOC 3320/AAS 3200/WMS 3220 – Prejudice & Discrimination in Contemporary Society
  14. SOC 3420 – Education in a Changing Society
  15. SLHS 2890 – Language Acquisition
  16. SWK 3030 – Social Work with the Aging (4 credits)
  17. SWK 3100 – Child Welfare and the Law
  18. SWK 3200 – Social Work with Urban Families

BIG PICTURE:(WHAT YOU NEED TO GRADUATE!):

  • 42 credits in the Human Development Major (see above)
  • 33 credits in General Studies (see course catalog or advisor for distribution of courses needed)
  • 19-24 credits in the Minor (credit numbers vary depending on minor)
  • 21-26 credits of Electives (credits vary depending on how many credits are required for the minor)

120 Total Credits (Additional requirements: Minimum of 15 hours taken at Metropolitan State University of Denver and last 12 hours must be in residence at Metropolitan State University of Denver)


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