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2019-2020 General Catalog 
2019-2020 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development

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Program Office
Stevenson Hall 2054A
(707) 664-2312

Human Development Coordinator
Karin Enstam Jaffe
Stevenson Hall 2054 A
(707) 664-2944
email: karin.jaffe@sonoma.edu

Students interested in pursuing a B.A.in Human Development should consult the coordinator.

Human Development Advisors
Karin Enstam Jaffe / Biological Anthropology
(707) 664-2944 / email: karin.enstam@sonoma.edu

Johanna Filp-Hanke / Early Childhood Education
(707) 664-2280 / email: johanna.filp@sonoma.edu

Richard J. Senghas / Linguistics and Anthropology
(707) 664-2307 / email: richard.senghas@sonoma.edu

Benjamin Smith / Human Development
(707) 664-2181 / email: smithbe@sonoma.edu

Program Offered

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development is a multidisciplinary liberal arts program that focuses on growth and development across the human life course, the underlying processes and structures that support that growth, and the relationship between the individual and the complex familial, social, and cultural environments in which growth is situated.

The Human Development major is designed to provide students with a comprehensive grounding in complementary theoretical approaches to human development across the life course. Students gain expertise in how the life course varies across species, cultures, and social positions such as gender, sexuality, class, and race. Students must receive a C or better in all courses applied to the major.

Careers in Human Development

A B.A. in Human Development will help prepare students for professional, managerial, service, and educational careers in human development and human services serving infants, children, adolescents, families, and elders. This degree will complement students’ preparation for graduate studies in traditional fields such as psychology, sociology, anthropology, counseling and human development. The Human Development faculty are committed to providing accurate and useful information to our majors. Please go to http://hd.sonoma.edu/career-outlook for more information on career and graduate school opportunities for Human Development graduates.


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