2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Child Development Minor

Requirements

The child development minor is a multidisciplinary program drawing upon the strengths of several colleges and disciplines.

Students wishing to earn the child development minor are required to take 18 hours of coursework. Courses must be selected from at least three different departments and may include the department of the student’s major. No more than six hours may be taken from one department, and no more than three hours may be taken from Independent Studies and Special Topics courses combined. Case Studies in Child Development will be the only required course for students in the minor. Its interdisciplinary focus is designed to give students in the minor comprehensive insight into the issues of child development. Faculty are available within each of the departments to monitor availability and suitability of Special Topics courses and other special opportunities. Advising is available within the Child Development Program.

The program of study requires 18 semester hours:

Required Course (3 hours)

CHDV 50533Case Studies in Child Development

3

Elective Courses (15 hours)

Choose five courses; no more than six hours may be taken from any one department.

CHDV 25053Children in the Global Community

3

CHDV 35053Professional Development in Careers with Children

3

CHDV 40263Child Development Internship

3

CHDV 50433Vulnerable Child I: Theory

3

CHDV 50443Vulnerable Child II: Practice

3

COSD 10303Survey of Communication Disorders

3

COSD 10343Basic Sign Language

3

COSD 20333Phonetics

3

COSD 30334Language Development in Children

4

COSD 50323Counseling Special Populations and Their Families

3

CRJU 30453Juvenile Justice

3

CRJU 30913Social Psychology of Crime

3

EDEC 30103Introduction to Early Childhood Education

3

EDUC 30143Child and Adolescent Development

3

EDUC 50143Theories of Human Development

3

FNRT 20903Children, Creativity and the Fine Arts

3

NTDT 30113Infant and Child Nutrition

3

NURS 10303Human Development

3

PSYC 30313Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 30323Child Psychology

3

PSYC 30363Abnormal Psychology

3

PSYC 30473Comparative Psychology

3

PSYC 30483Human Neuropsychology

3

PSYC 30623Families and Child Adjustment

3

PSYC 30633Social and Emotional Development

3

PSYC 40433Advanced Developmental Psychology

3

PSYC 40443Child Development in a Cultural Context

3

PSYC 40463Applied Behavior Analysis

3

PSYC 50563Developmental Psychology

3

SOWO 30573Child Welfare

3

SOWO 30843Human Behavior and Social Environment I

3

SOCI 30303Marriage and the Family

3

SOCI 40463Juvenile Delinquency

3

Independent Studies CHDV, COSD, EDUC, PSYC, SOWO, SOCI or CRJU

Special Topics/Problems (CHDV, COSD, EDUC, PSYC, SOWO, SOCI or CRJU)

A maximum of six hours of independent study may count toward major requirements; while a maximum of three hours of independent study/special topics may count toward minor requirements.

See department listings for descriptions. Approved list of courses is maintained in the psychology office, Winton-Scott Hall Room 240.