The Human Development Program is concerned with growth and continuity over the
human life span with particular focus on the early years. Students are educated
in observation, theory and intervention strategies with application in the fields
of medicine, nursing, teaching, research and mental health as well as parenting.
In addition to satisfying the general requirements for graduation from New College,
a student must design, with the adviser for this focus, a program of 40 s.h. of
studies. At least 20 s.h. of these credits must be in advanced courses or projects.
In addition, the program must include a 4 s.h. Special Seminar in Human Development
(taken during the junior year, in partial satisfaction of College graduation requirements)
and a 4 s.h. Senior Project. This program design must be submitted for approval
to the Area Coordinator by the end of the sophomore year.
The following New College courses are particularly relevant to the theme of human
development. Students may select from these and other courses offered at New College
or at the University in the design of individual programs:
The Troubled Child
Methods of Child Study
Psychotherapy for Children
Death & Dying
Psychology of Personality
Psychology of Play & Imagination
Child Rearing in Behavior