Social and Political Contexts of Human Development   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

HD 361 - Social and Political Contexts of Human Development

3 Credit(s)
The diverse social, economic and political contexts of our society affect the socialization of the individual and his/her understanding of human development. A primary focus of this course will be the examination of attitudes and behaviors toward gender, socio-economic status, race/ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and privilege/entitlement, along with the historical and contemporary contexts within which specific theories of human development were created and perpetuated. Students will be challenged to examine these influences on their growth and perceptions of behaviors, define ethics within a context of societal power differentials and search for meaningful responses to address them. Prerequisite(s): Completion of HD 300