Affiliation: Interdisciplinary Studies
The Child Studies minor gives students the opportunity to focus on the physical, psychological, cognitive, and social development of children; the creation and critique of art and media focused on and directed towards children; and the political debates and social policies that influence children in an interdisciplinary way.
While the health, personal development, and well-being of children and adolescents is pertinent to every major and discipline of study, students in communications, communication disorders, creative writing, education, English, exercise science, justice systems, nursing, psychology, health science, and political science would likely find this interdisciplinary minor particularly engaging.
- The minor requires the successful completion of 15 or more credits.
- A student may use LSP courses, including JINS courses, to fulfill requirements for the minor.
- No more than 6 credits from any course prefix can be counted toward the Child Studies minor.
- Students may double-count one course from another minor toward the Child Studies minor.
- No grade of “D” is accepted toward the Child Studies minor.
To complete the minor, students must complete 15 or more credits from (a) the courses listed in the areas and elective options below and/or (b) additional courses approved by the Child Studies Minor Oversight Committee. At least one course must come from Area 1: Arts and Language, at least one course must come from Area 2: Society, Health, and Learning, and at least two of the courses counted toward the minor (not including IDSM 432) must be at the 300-level or higher. Any additional courses taken in Area I and Area 2 can count as electives for the minor.