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)
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: 16-17
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|
|Family Law and the Justice System|
|Introduction to Early Childhood Education for Diverse Learners|
|Introduction to Early Childhood Special Education|
|Interdisciplinary Approach for Children with Sensory and Motor 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|
|Marriage, Families, and Intimate Life|
|Youth Culture and Society|
|Child and Family Welfare|