HDP 160 - Special Topic Seminar in Human Development (4)

Special topics in human development are discussed. (May repeat when topics vary.) Prerequisite: department approval.
No additional prerequisites are required for HDP 160 UNLESS included in the topic description (see below).

FALL 2017 TOPIC:

Power, Wealth, and Inequality in Human Development

Inequality affects social mobility and opportunities for diverse communities in the United States, having long-term implications for lifespan development. A multidisciplinary approach examines the differential effects on development fostered by disparities in socio-economic, educational and cultural factors.

Counts as: Socio-Cultural Development


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Previous Topics


Fall 2014: Human Sexuality--Dr. Amanda Roberts

In this course a wide spectrum of topics relating to sexuality will be discussed. While many issues are controversial, they will be presented in an open-minded, honest and in as accurate a manner possible. Topics highly relevant to students interested in human development, gender studies, health policy, pre-med and psychology will be covered. Importantly, students will be required to critically read relevant peer-reviewed research as well as explore how the popular media portrays sexuality topics. A primary goal of this course beyond teaching the specific material is to provide students with the tools to approach sexuality (their own and others’) in a physically and mentally healthy manner. The main objectives of this course, therefore, are to: 1. Provide students the tools to understand sexuality research and to promote media literacy; 2. Provide practical information relating to sexuality and health; 3. Allow students to appreciate and explore the great diversity of sexual behaviors with respect to age, gender, orientation, ethnicity, and culture; and 4. To help students feel comfortable making responsible decisions in their personal lives and beyond. (HDP Majors/Minors may petition this course in lieu of PSYC 172. HDP credit for both courses is not allowed.)