Academic Catalog

Child and Family Studies Minor

The child and family studies minor focuses on the development of children, the forms and functions of families, and the role of both in society at large. It offers students who anticipate working with children and families after graduation, as well as those who plan further study in the field, a solid foundation in these areas. (A Sociology major completing the child and family studies minor may apply only SOCI 210 Families to both programs.)

PSYC 210Developmental Psychology3
or PSYC 208 Applied Developmental Psychology
SOCI 210Families3
Select twelve elective credits in courses designated as Child and Family Studies from at least two different departments (nine credits must be 300 level or above) of the following: 112
Children and Culture
Gender Roles and Culture
Gender and Health
Special Topics in Anthropology (as appropriate)
Advanced Special Topics in Anthropology (as appropriate)
Children's Literature: A Lively Art
Queer Identity in Contemporary Literature
Senior Seminar (as appropriate)
Psychology of Children with Special Needs
Human Sexuality
Psychology of Gender
Educational Psychology
Adolescent Development
Childhood Disorders
Special Topics in Psychology (as appropriate)
Advanced Seminar in Psychology (Family Roles only)
Latinas in US Society
Juvenile Crime, Justice and Advocacy
Women, Movies, and MTV (music television)
Special Topics in Sociology (as appropriate)
Sociology of Education
Sociology of Childhood
Advanced Special Topics in Sociology (as appropriate)
Inequality and Social Policy
Special Topics in Social Work (as appropriate)
Casework with Couples and Families
Social Work with Youth Offenders
Family Violence
Advanced Special Topics in Social Work (as appropriate)
Total Hours18