Children’s Studies Major with Research in Children's Studies Option, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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The Research in Children’s Studies option is designed for those undergraduate students who plan to do graduate work or who wish to work in agencies or organizations that need data collection and assessment.

Note: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college level foreign language is required.

Required Core
CDST 301INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN'S STUDIES2
or EDUC 306 INTRODUCTION TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
CDST 492CHILDREN'S STUDIES SENIOR PORTFOLIO2
EDUC 325INEQUALITIES AND IMPACTS ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY4
GEOG 357THE GEOGRAPHY OF CHILDHOOD3
PSYC 305CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT4
SOCI 101INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY5
SOCI 370SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY5
SOCI 483SOCIOLOGY OF CHILDREN5
Core Electives 4-5
CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
CHILD LIFE THEORY
HEALTH AND CHILDREN
MEDIA AND CHILDREN
PLAY AND PLAYWORK
CHILDREN'S LOSS AND GRIEF
TOPICS IN CHILDREN'S STUDIES
Practicum/Internship/Seminar Courses–choose one of the following3-4
CHILDREN'S STUDIES INTERNSHIP
COLLABORATIVE REFLECTIVE TEACHING IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
INTERNSHIP
Capstone
CDST 490SENIOR CAPSSTONE (an approved department Senior Capstone course.)4
Option A Required Courses
Theory
PSYC 315
PSYC 320
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS
and DEVELOPMENTAL THEORIES AND APPLICATIONS
5-8
or CSBS 310 FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES THEORY
Statistics
CSBS 320INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE SOCIAL SCIENCES5
Research Methods4-5
RESEARCH METHODS FOR STUDYING CHILDREN AND CHILDHOOD
SCIENTIFIC PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY
Option A Elective–choice of elective must be approved by major advisor.1-5
Total Credits60-65

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate knowledge in addressing children’s lives and experiences from a variety of disciplines;
  • demonstrate an understanding of children’s diversity;
  • critically evaluate a variety of approaches in working with children and reflect on their own practices and interactions with children;
  • design curricula that addresses children’s individuality in different types of interactions and contexts;
  • demonstrate effective practices in working with children and child service organizations, which include knowledge of content area, problem solving, use of technology, opportunity for choice, motivation, collaboration, and respect for diversity;
  • communicate effectively with all constituencies, including children, parents, colleagues, and community members; and demonstrate professional leadership in the field.