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, Garner (director), Gorski, Mahatmya
Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.
Total credits: 16
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||4|
A maximum of 4 credits may be applied to the minor.
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|Socialization Processes: Family, Childhood, Personality in Cross-Cultural Perspective|
|Family Law and the Justice System|
|Human Growth and Development|
|Human Development, Learning, and Teaching (Mason Core)|
|Contemporary Youth Studies|
|Developmental Psychology (Mason Core)|
|Behavior Disorders of Childhood|
|Sociology of Delinquency|
|Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life|
|Youth Culture and Society|
|Child and Family Welfare|