The Children's Studies Program

The minor in Children’s Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study inspired by the work of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media. The minor seeks to enhance students’ understanding of children from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, providing students with a broad-based examination of childhood grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts.

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Requirements for a Minor in Children's Studies

Required courses: (36 credits)
PY 212 Child Development - 3 credits
CA 281 Children and the Media - 3 credits
FRC 376 Creating Change for Children - 2 credits
FRC 499 Project in Children’s Studies - 1 credit
At least 9 credits from the following:
CL 129 Young Adult Literature - 3 credits
CL 130 Children's Literature - 3 credits
ED 122 Curriculum Projects and Play for the Developing Child - 3 credits
EL 273 Representations of Childhood in Literature - 3 credits
FRC 301 Applied Research at FRC - 1 credit
FRC 370 Relationships for Children - 3 credits
FRC 373 What Would Fred Rogers Do? - 3 credits
PY 214 Adolescent Development - 3 credits
PY 251 Family Systems - 3 credits
HI 282 - American Childhood History - 3 credits
SO 202 - Sociology of Childhood - 3 credits
TH 272 - Theology of Children - 3 credits
CA 381 Research on Children and the Media - 3 credits

  • Student Learning Outcomes
    • Enhance students' understanding of children from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
    • Provide a broad-based examination of childhood grounded in the tradition of the liberal arts.