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Human and Social Development - B.S.Ed. 
Studies :
Undergraduate Studies
Degree :
Bachelor's
Department :
EPS - Human and Social Development



 
Human and Social Development - B.S.Ed.
 
 

The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) is based on the premise that the well-being of individuals and families cannot be fostered in isolation from the communities in which they live and the institutions that affect their lives.

HSD courses cover the scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, the barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and the strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on research and theory regarding preventive and strengths-promoting strategies as applied to complex, multicultural systems.

HSD majors choose between three areas of concentration (tracks) in accordance with their areas of interest and future career goals:

Track I: Individual and Relational Development (HSDI)
Track II: Community and Program Development (HSDC)
Track III - Human and Social Development Studies (HSDS)

 
 
 
Note: Programs, program components, and courses subject to change.
 



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  TRACK I: INDIVIDUAL AND RELATIONAL DEVELOPMENT (HSDI) (Required)
  • Covers theory, research, and skills required for the promotion of healthy individual and relational development.
  • Emphasizes strength-based, preventive, and empowering approaches and the role of context and diversity in mental health.
  • Coursework includes family studies, counseling theories and techniques, basic helping skills, and the foundations of human service work.
  • Provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in the helping professions and for careers in health and human services.
 
  
EPS201  Psychosocial Change and Well-Being ( Req )
 
  
EPS270  Lifespan Human Development
(students who have taken PSY203 may substitute another EPS course.) ( Req )
 
  
EPS280  Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting ( Req )
 
  
EPS291  Community and Character Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS311  Group Process and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS321  Understanding Human Service Organizations ( Req )
 
  
EPS351  Introduction to Statistics and Research Design ( Req )
 
  
EPS361  Community Psychology and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS420  Introduction to Counseling and Pschotherapy ( Req )
 
  
EPS422  Applied Social Research Methods ( Req )
 
  
EPS470  Listening and Helping Skills ( Req )
 
  
EPS471  Human and Social Development Practicum ( Req )
 
  
EPS481  Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar ( Req )
  TRACK II: COMMUNITY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (HSDC) (Required)
  • Covers theory, research, and skills required for the promotion of healthy individual and community development.
  • Emphasizes the role of non-government agencies in fostering the wellbeing of community members of diverse backgrounds.
  • Coursework includes program development, implementation, and evaluation in non-profit community settings.
  • Provides a strong foundation for graduate studies in community psychology and public policy, and careers in not-for-profit leadership.
 
  
EPS201  Psychosocial Change and Well-Being ( Req )
 
  
EPS270  Lifespan Human Development
(students who have taken PSY203 may substitute another EPS course.) ( Req )
 
  
EPS291  Community and Character Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS311  Group Process and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS321  Understanding Human Service Organizations ( Req )
 
  
EPS351  Introduction to Statistics and Research Design ( Req )
 
  
EPS361  Community Psychology and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS422  Applied Social Research Methods ( Req )
 
  
EPS452  Community Program Development and Evaluation ( Req )
 
  
EPS462  Community Consultation and Leadership ( Req )
 
  
EPS471  Human and Social Development Practicum ( Req )
 
  
EPS481  Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar ( Req )
 
  
MGT304  Organizational Behavior ( Req )
  Track III - HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (HSDS) (Required)
  • A general track offering a menu of courses relating to individual and community development.
  • Meets the needs of students who seek greater flexibility in course work and are less concerned with specializing in the individual or community tracks.
  • Students are free to combine classes from the Individual (HSDI) and Community (HSDC) tracks.
 
  
EPS201  Psychosocial Change and Well-Being ( Req )
 
  
EPS270  Lifespan Human Development
(students who have taken PSY203 may substitute another EPS course.) ( Req )
 
  
EPS291  Community and Character Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS311  Group Process and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS321  Understanding Human Service Organizations ( Req )
 
  
EPS351  Introduction to Statistics and Research Design ( Req )
 
  
EPS361  Community Psychology and Development ( Req )
 
  
EPS422  Applied Social Research Methods ( Req )
 
  
EPS471  Human and Social Development Practicum ( Req )
 
  
EPS481  Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar ( Req )
  Track III - Elective Courses (Choose Three) (Required)

Three courses from the following list:

 
  
EPS280  Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting ( Elect )
 
  
EPS420  Introduction to Counseling and Pschotherapy ( Elect )
 
  
EPS452  Community Program Development and Evaluation ( Elect )
 
  
EPS462  Community Consultation and Leadership ( Elect )
 
  
EPS470  Listening and Helping Skills ( Elect )
 
  
MGT304  Organizational Behavior ( Elect )

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Program Contact:
Gina Astorini
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Services
Tel:
305-284-3826
Room:
Merrick Building 312-D
eMail:
gfastorini@miami.edu

 

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