School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Childhood Studies

The interdisciplinary minor in childhood studies is designed for students who have a child-related focus in their major and for those who want to explore the topic of childhood. This minor focuses on the study of issues concerning children and their representations, including their experiences in society within historical and contemporary cultures and global contexts. The curriculum fosters thinking about childhood theory, research, policy -- and the practical applications of this knowledge to decisions regarding children and youth. The minor provides enough flexibility for students to choose relevant courses in keeping with their primary interests.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of this catalog.

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Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students must have a minimum grade of 2.00 in each of the courses applied to the minor. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Two core courses (at least 7 credits)

INTS 312 - Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film Credits: 3-6 (Only 4 credits may be applied to the minor.)

INTS 316 - Introduction to Childhood Studies Credits: 4

Three elective courses (9 credits) chosen from:

ANTH 315 - Socialization Processes: Family, Childhood, Personality in Cross-Cultural Perspective Credits: 3

CRIM 302 - Delinquency Credits: 3

CRIM 406 - Family Law and the Justice System Credits: 3

EDUC 302 - Human Growth and Development Credits: 3

EDUC 372 - Human Development, Learning, and Teaching Credits: 3

INTS 319 - Contemporary Youth Studies Credits: 3

INTS 321 - Parent-Child Relations Credits: 3

PSYC 211 - Developmental Psychology Credits: 3

PSYC 313 - Child Development Credits: 3

PSYC 314 - Adolescent Development Credits: 3

PSYC 414 - Behavior Disorders of Childhood Credits: 3

SOCI 302 - Sociology of Delinquency Credits: 3

SOCI 309 - Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life Credits: 3

SOCI 360 - Youth Culture and Society Credits: 3

SOCW 415 - Child and Family Welfare Credits: 3

Total: 16 credits

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