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Children's Studies

  • Minor

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.

Curriculum Requirements

  • 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

Program Highlights

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.