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Pre-Order your HDEV Graduation STOLES now!

  • The HDEV STOLES must be ordered by FRIDAY, March 21, 2014 @ 12 NOON.

Order your graduation stoles now for $30.00 in the HDEV office, PSY-205.

We are only making one stole order.

**December graduates purchase your stole NOW if you want the year 2014**

Form of Payment: CASH (Bring exact change) or CHECK (checks should be made out to Kathy Van Giffen).

You will receive an email once the stoles arrive in May.


Summer 2014

All Majors are welcome. For HDEV majors this course will counts for a SOCIOCULTURAL or PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATION AREA course.


HDEV 300I: Death and Dying in South Africa-2014 {May 27-June 18}

This 3 week course will compare the death, dying and bereavement experiences of various cultural groups within South Africa to those in the United States.  Students will work in township projects with orphaned and vulnerable children, hear lectures from hospice and other community workers, and take fieldtrips to sites that provide a context for death and dying in South Africa, including: Robben Island, District 6, The Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill.  At the end of the course, a safari in Kruger Park will provide time for reflection on class experiences.


Program Description:
Program Dates: May 27-June 18, 2014
Course: HDEV 300I: Death and Dying (GE, capstone)
Approximate Travel Cost: $4,300 (includes airfare)
Tuition: $897
Insurance: $65
Course Description: The developmental, cultural, social, religious, political, and historical influences on death and dying in South Africa (as a comparison to the U.S.).  Fieldwork in South Africa will involve working with AIDS orphans and patients in an AIDS hospice.
Click here for a flyer with full details: Flyer.South Africa.14.pdf Click here for trip itinerary, HDEV 300I in South Africa 2014 M Draft.doc
This is a CSULB short-term, faculty-led study abroad course.   Contact Professor Pamela Roberts for more information at
Open to all majors (as well as staff, faculty, alumni, and community members on a space available basis). Faculty permission required.
One-half Summer Session tuition waiver scholarships available to CSULB students. Summer Session Scholarship.flyer.14.pdf Summer 2014 Scholarship Application.docx Deadline to apply: February 14, 2014

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 05/20/2014** Rolling Admission 05/27/2014 06/18/2014
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term’s application deadline.