There are many influences that shape children’s perspectives, behavior, and lives. By choosing a minor concentration in Child Studies, you’ll understand the complex relations between community, peers, social agencies, families and schools that influence a child’s development. The Child Studies Concentration curriculum blends clinical and developmental psychology with physiology, neurology, sociology, philosophy, economics, social policy, and the law.
Child Studies is offered as a minor area of concentration of the BA in Liberal Studies degree at AU Los Angeles.
The Child Studies minor concentration provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of children with an emphasis on Psychology. It prepares students for graduate study and careers in the fields of education, psychology, human services, and child advocacy.
To help you fully understand the social conditions that shape children’s lives, we’ve developed a curriculum that blends clinical and developmental psychology with physiology, neurology, sociology, philosophy, economics, social policy, and the law. Child advocates with an interdisciplinary perspective gain from a sophisticated understanding of the contexts that shape children’s lives.
The Child Studies minor concentration is available for undergraduate students pursuing a Liberal Studies degree who wish to customize their course of study in the area of Child Studies. A minor area of concentration requires earning at least 20 units in the concentration; at least half of the units should be upper division and include appropriately chosen core courses as recommended by the student’s advisor.
- Infant to Child Development
- Cognitive Psychology: Children’s Thinking
- Child to Adolescent Development
- Cross-Cultural Child Development
- Social Cognition: the Social-Psychological World of the Child
- Research Design and Methodology
- Contemporary Neuro-Psychology
- Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
- Human Rights and Children
- Children in Social Policy
For detailed curriculum and degree requirements, please visit the AULA catalog.