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HDS 150 - Senior Seminar

HDS 150 - Senior Seminar is a 4 unit class for graduating HDS seniors. The course covers readings and discussion of special topics in human development and provides advanced-level study on subfields of human development. Topics vary quarterly. Offered Fall, Winter, and Spring.
Note: HDS 150 is repeatable for a second major credit (elective) subject to seat availablity, unless repeating the same topic. 

Prerequisites: HDS 1, HDS 181, senior standing, and department approval. 
HDS 191 is recommended prior to 150, but may be taken concurrently

Enrollment in HDS 150 is restricted to seniors in the HDS major only.

Examples of Previous HDS 150 Topics

Previous Senior Seminar topics have studied a wide variety of issues within development. To give you a sense of the type of topics covered, prior HDS 150 seminars have addressed the following:

  • Attachment
  • Autism
  • Child Prodigies
  • Children, Play, and Development
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging
  • Culture and Mental Health
  • Developmental Perspectives on Violence
  • Developmental Psychopathology
  • Family
  • Food and Behavior across the Life-Span
  • Healthy Aging
  • Inequality and Human Development
  • Language and Thought: Developmental Perspectives
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Learning to Read
  • Memory Development across the Lifespan
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Resilience-Developmental Issues of Children At-Risk
  • Social Cognition in Childhood
  • The Development of Children's Externalizing Behavior
  • The Role of Narrative in Human Development
  • Theory of Mind
  • Universal Conditions for Human Cultural Development
  • Voices and Worlds in Childhood: Communication as an Arena of Development
NOTE: Graduating seniors have priority for HDS 150 enrollment. If you are not graduating in the quarter you are requesting HDS 150, you must enroll in a back-up course. Non-graduates are automatically placed on a waitlist until all graduates are accommodated.

Use 1st and 2nd pass to enroll-in/waitlist other courses you need.

 Enrollment Request Form