Children's Studies Interdisciplinary Minor (18 credits)
The children's studies minor provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of childhood in human society. Using the disciplinary perspectives of literature, psychology, sociology, and anthropology, the minor grounds students in an understanding of childhood as preparation for employment in child services and advocacy, or advanced study in the fields of education, literature, psychology, sociology and anthropology.
The minor is offered jointly by the department of literature, language, writing, and philosophy; the department of communication studies; and the department of social science and history. Students select six 3-credit courses from the list below, making selections from at least three different disciplines.
- ANTH3102 Anthropology of Children and Childhood
- COMM3014 Family Communication
- SOCI2316 Sociology of the Family
- SOCI2317 Children and Society
- SOCI2318 Law and the Family
- SOCI3310 Juvenile Delinquency
- SOCI3344 Schools and Society