The minor draws on many disciplines including Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology, Criminal Justice, English, History, Religion, Economics and Biology. Childhood Studies provides instruction and information to those directly responsible for ministering to children’s needs and formulating policies affecting their lives and futures and equips individuals to make informed decisions concerning children and youth.
Declaring a Childhood Studies Minor
You may declare a minor at any time.
Core Program Requirements (18 credits)
Required Course (3 credits)
50:163:101 Introduction to Childhood Studies (3) This course examines provides students with an understanding of childhood as an historical and social phenomenon and addresses various, contemporary issues such as children’s rights, morality, child labor, consumerism and children and the internet.
Elective Courses (15 credits)
Elective coursework must be on topics related to children and childhood. Your elective coursework should range across disciplines and not be confined to one department. Courses of interest that may be applied to a minor in Childhood Studies include any Childhood Studies course (all 163 numbers) and the following courses:
- Juvenile Justice (202:322)
- Family Ethics (840:340)
- Sociology of the Family (920:306)
- Psychology of Childhood (830:226)
- Psychology of Adolescence (830:326)
- Childhood and Culture (070:308)
- Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence (920:323)
- Educational Psychology (830:301)
- Family and Gender in Historical Perspectives (512:371)
- American Child in Literature (352:347)
- Literary Constructions of Childhood (350:361)
- Children’s Literature in Print and Film (350:362)
For questions pertaining to the Childhood Studies major or minor please contact the Department of Childhood Studies (856-225-6741) for an adviser.