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The Minor in Child Development

The Child Development Minor is intended to provide interested students a meaningful supplement and expansion of their major, liberal arts education, or professional preparation in specific areas. The CD minor uses an interdisciplinary approach to the study of child development.

Course Requirements for the Minor: 22-23 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Core Program: 11 units

2 courses required:

C D    051    Observational Techniques    2.0    FS

PSY    202    Child/Adolescent Psychology    3.0    FS

1 course selected from:

C D    050    Child Development    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: Concurrent registration in C D 051 for Child Development majors and minors.

C D    052    Child Development    3.0    FS *

1 course selected from:

C D    255    Seminar in Family Relations    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: C D 055; either C D 050 or C D 052.

SOCI    132    Modern Families    3.0    FS *

SOCI    232    Family: Past/Present/Future    3.0    FS

Electives: 11-12 units

Advanced Developmental Studies:

1 course selected from:

BIOL    103    Human Genetics    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

BIOL    118    Biology of Childhood    3.0    FS *

Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

C D    150    Prenatal-Infant Development    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: C D 050 or C D 052 or PSY 202.

C D    154    School-Aged Child    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: C D 050 or C D 052 or PSY 202.

C D    254    Adolescent Development    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: C D 050 or C D 052 or PSY 202.

Curriculum Activities:

1 course selected from:

ART    207    Development of Children’s Art    3.0    FS

C D    152    Devel Approp Curric for Children    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: C D 050, C D 051.

PHED    102    Foundations Childhood Phys Educ    3.0    FS

PHED    103    Develop Motor Behavior Children    3.0    FS

MUS    129    Music for Children    3.0    FS

MUS    156    Music for Early Childhood    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 129; faculty permission.

MUS    157    Music in Recreation    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: MUS 129; faculty permission.

RDGL    254A    Literature for Children    3.0    FS

THEA    124    Children’s Lit in Performance    3.0    FS

This course is the same as THEA 024 which may be substituted.

Psychological Processes:

1 course selected from:

PSY    112    Learning in the Young Child    3.0    FS

PSY    141    Socio-Cultural Psy Development    3.0    FS *

This course is the same as PSY 041 which may be substituted.

PSY    203    Advanced Child Psychology    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PSY 202 or equivalent.

PSY    240    Psychology of Exceptional Child    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: PSY 202 or equivalent.

SPED    143    Overview of Special Education    3.0    FS

Children’s Programs

1 course selected from:

C D    240    Issues in Assess Chld/Fam    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: C D 050, C D 051, and GE math

C D    251    Staff-Parent-Child Relations    3.0    SP

Prerequisites: C D 050, C D 051.

C D    256    Admin Child Development Programs    3.0    FA

Prerequisites: C D 050, C D 051.

C D    262    Adult Sup in Chld Dev Programs    3.0    FS

Prerequisites: C D 050, C D 051, faculty permission.

SOCI    214    Self and Society    3.0    FS

SPED    244C    Collab in Educ & Hlpng Professns    2.0    FS

Prerequisites: SPED 143, SPED 289C. Senior standing is recommended.

SWRK    220    Child Welfare    3.0    FS

Students must select courses from at least three different departments for the elective requirement.