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Human Development & Family Studies HDFS Graduate Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies (CCS)  

The HDFS Graduate Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies (CCS) is designed to provide fundamental competencies on multicultural and international/transnational issues affecting diverse populations as well as core principles of human development and socio-political change from a global perspective. The CCS Graduate Minor is supported by a multidisciplinary curriculum geared toward enhancing cross-cultural knowledge, skills, leadership, and lifetime professional success in a broad variety of traditional and non-traditional career paths. The CCS Graduate Minor is offered to all master’s and doctoral students in the University (TTU-TTUHSC) as well as non-traditional students seeking to enhance their professional expertise by incorporating a cross-cultural dimension to their programs of study. 


»Completion of 15 hours of courses as approved by the CCS Minor Program Director 

»Three core courses (9 hrs of course work) are required (see description below): 

  1. HDFS 5353 Issues and Research in Human Development and Family Studies: FOUNDATIONS OF CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES (3cr)

  2. HDFS 5311 Problems in Human Development and Family Studies: INDEPENDENT READING IN CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES (3cr)

  3. HDFS 6363 Advanced Topics in Human Development: CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH METHODS (3cr)

For more information contact the CCS Program Director: Dr. Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Associate Professor of Human Development & Family Studies / Email: elizabeth.trejos@ttu.edu