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California State University, Long Beach
Department Of Human Development
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Student Learning Outcomes

The goals of the Department of Human Development aim to train students in integrating the perspectives of multiple disciplines, to approach the research in human development with a critical eye, and to develop the skills that will allow them both to conduct their own research and to apply them to contemporary, real-world situations. Specifically, the student learning outcomes for Human Development include:

1. demonstrate an understanding of the biological, psychological, social and cultural influences of lifespan human development

2. demonstrate an understanding of how gender, ethnicity, class, historical period, and social location relate to the life course experience

3. critically evaluate research relevant to human development as well as popular notions of human nature

4. use the primary literature of the field to prepare a clear, organized summary of a topic

5. understand and work effectively with a diversity of individuals and communities

6. apply theory and research to contemporary problems and real-world situation

7. design and implement research, analyze data appropriately, and judge the significance of findings.