The program provides students with an in-depth understanding of childhood in historical, contemporary, and global contexts and prepares them for careers in a wide variety of areas, including preschool teaching, child welfare and advocacy, child health and wellness, juvenile justice, youth programming, and other human services areas.
Catalog Year: 2022-2023
Banner Code: LA-MINOR-NC-CHDS
The interdisciplinary minor 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.
Dunne, Garcia-Gomez, Garner (director), Shadur
The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.
Total credits: 16-17
Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.
|Three to four credits of||3-4|
|Images and Experiences of Childhood: Social Construct, Literature, and Film 1|
|INTS 316||Introduction to Childhood Studies (Mason Core)||4|
A maximum of 4 credits may be applied to the minor.
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Children and Media|
|Youth and Conflict|
|Delinquency and the Juvenile Justice System|
|Family Law and the Justice System|
|Introduction to Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners|
|Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education|
|Individualized Supports and Specialized Care of Students with Severe Disabilities|
|Human Growth and Development|
|Human Development, Learning, and Teaching|
|Children's Literature for Teaching in Diverse Settings (Mason Core)|
|Children, Family, Culture, and Schools, 4-12 Year Olds|
|The Hospitalized Child and Family|
|Contemporary Youth Studies (Mason Core)|
|Parent-Child Relations (Mason Core)|
|Youth, Music, Social Change|
|Youth Resistance and Advocacy|
|Sport Based Youth Development|
|Developmental Psychology (Mason Core)|
|Behavior Disorders of Childhood|
|Sociology of Delinquency|
|Contemporary Families and Intimate Relationships|
|Youth Culture and Society (Mason Core)|
|Child and Family Welfare|