Child and adolescent development, cultural dynamics of globalization, influence of media on identity, children's rights, family policies, racial identity and coping and resiliency; you will learn about all these and more as a human development major at Connecticut College.

The human development major is an interdisciplinary study of how people grow and change, from conception through the end of life. Your coursework will touch on anthropology, biology, economics, education, history, medicine, psychology and other subjects.

You will study individual differences and group trends within different social and cultural contexts, such as the changing nature of the American family. You'll learn how changing laws affect children and their families. And you will have a chance to study early childhood development in depth through the Connecticut College Children's Program.

We believe a multicultural perspective on human development is essential. Within the major, you will be exposed to a wide range of perspectives and theories.