This subject focuses on patterns of human growth and development in individuals and groups across the lifespan. Study in this field explores how and why stories about development change over time, and considers stories of development from the Aotearoa New Zealand context that coexist with traditional theories about development.

Human Development is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Social Sciences (BSocSc). Human Development may also be taken as a second major or minor within other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Development as a single major for the BA or BSocSc, students must gain 135 points in the papers listed for the Human Development major including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete HMDEV100; and at least 30 points from HMDEV200, HMDEV201, HMDEV202 and HMDEV240.

To complete Human Development as part of a double major for the BA, BSocSc or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for the Human Development major including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete HMDEV100; and at least 30 points from HMDEV200, HMDEV201, HMDEV202 and HMDEV240.

To complete a minor in Human Development, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Development major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note:

Candidates must normally gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Human Development papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Human Development papers above 200 level.

The (NET) offerings may include an on-campus component.

Students are encouraged to contact the Division of Education for programme advice.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Human Development papers

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Code and paper title Points
HELTH110 Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing right arrow

This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of...

15 No occurrences
HMDEV100 Lifespan Development right arrow

HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24B (Online) & 24B (Tauranga)
PSYCH101 Social Psychology, Health and Well-being right arrow

This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
HMDEV200 Child Development right arrow

This paper critically explores a diverse range of theories and perspectives that relate to both historical and current discourses to understanding...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HMDEV201 Adolescent Development right arrow

This paper focuses specifically on the lifespan developmental stage of adolescence. With reference to classic and contemporary psychological theory...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24G (Tauranga)
HMDEV202 Adult Development and Ageing right arrow

This paper draws on theories from developmental psychology, sociology, demography, philosophy and biology to examine learning and change processes...

15 24A (Online)
HMDEV240 Group Work for Life Transitions right arrow

This paper introduces and applies the use of group work skills in various (un)expected life transitions. This paper uses theory from human...

15 No occurrences
POPST201 Population Studies right arrow

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Population Studies. Students will develop a sound understanding...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Online)
SOCPY201 Child Poverty & Social Policy right arrow

This paper develops students' theoretical understanding of social policy, focusing on the effects of child poverty. We examine how policy shapes and...

15 24A (Online)
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HMDEV300 Children's Development in Families right arrow

This paper examines the development of children within family and community contexts. Contemporary issues will be investigated with an emphasis on...

15 24A (Online)
HMDEV301 Critical Issues for Youth in the 21st Century right arrow

This paper focuses on a range of contemporary issues that define the experience of young people in Aotearoa today. Using critical social...

15 24B (Hamilton)
HMDEV302 Ageing in a Changing World right arrow

This paper considers the issues arising for adults as they age. It will critically reflect on issues around positive ageing in a global context.

15 24B (Hamilton)
HMDEV320 Disability, Diversity and Inclusion: Intersecting Identities and Experiences right arrow

This paper looks at the emergence of disability as a social and political identity. Using a rights perspective, it critiques inclusion in the spaces...

15 24B (Online)
HMDEV340 Perspectives on Counselling right arrow

This paper examines the philosophical, psychological and sociological principles that underpin the aims and methods of the helping professions in...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
COUNS540 Working with Groups right arrow

This paper explores dialogic group processes with selected kinds of groups. Students will be given the opportunity to develop group membership and...

30 24B (Block)
COUNS549 Counselling and Contexts right arrow

This paper provides an overview of counselling practice and its contexts, including optional modules on school counselling, or addictions. It teaches...

30 24A (Block) & 24H (Block)
DINST521 Critical Studies in Disability and Inclusion right arrow

This paper critically explores an intersectional understanding of disability and inclusion using Critical Disability Studies and Disability Studies...

30 24A (Online)
DINST522 Inclusion Policy and Practice: A Disability Rights Approach right arrow

Framed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities, this paper explores learning, living, working and playing from...

30 24B (Online)
HMDEV501 Development of Children and Young People: International Perspectives right arrow

This paper provides a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of children and young people's development from birth to 18 years. It discusses...

30 24A (Online)
POPST501 Population Health and Equity right arrow

This paper explores population health in Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally, emphasising the broader determinants of wellbeing and equity. It...

30 No occurrences
POPST507 Family and Whānau Demography right arrow

This paper introduces students to key theories and contemporary debates in the field of family demography. Particular emphasis will be placed on...

30 No occurrences
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 21 May 2024 01:00am