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New Graduate Minor in Cross-Cultural Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is offering a new graduate minor in cross-cultural studies (CCS). The degree is designed to provide fundamental competencies on multicultural and international/transnational issues affecting diverse populations as well as core principles of human development and sociopolitical 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 variety of traditional and nontraditional career paths.

The CCS graduate minor is offered to all master’s and doctoral students at Texas Tech University and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center as well as nontraditional students seeking to enhance their professional expertise by incorporating a cross-cultural dimension to their programs of study.

Graduate Minor Requirement:
Completion of 15 hours of courses as approved by the CCS minor program director.

Three core courses (nine hours of coursework) are required:
    1. HDFS 5353 Issues and Research in Human Development and Family Studies: Foundations of Cross-Cultural Studies
    2. HDFS 5311 Problems in Human Development and Family Studies: Independent Reading in Cross-Cultural Studies
    3. HDFS 6363 Advanced Topics in Human Development: Cross-Cultural Research Methods
Requirements also include six hours of electives approved by the cross-cultural studies program director. Students can choose and combine courses from electives across disciplines in the university system.

No courses may be taken for pass/fail credit.

With approval of the program director some special topic courses may be taken for credit more than once.

Many courses may be used toward completion of the minor at the discretion of the cross-cultural studies program director.

For more information contact CCS Program Director Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, associate professor of human development and family studies at: elizabeth.trejos@ttu.edu.