Child Development

Departmental Affiliation: Education

The Child Development major provides an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of young children as individuals and as members of society. Courses in this major are those specifically relevant to child development in the departments of psychology, education, sociology, art, music and English. The Child Development Major is recommended primarily for individuals who seek careers working with children and their families in child care, educational, or social service settings. Graduates are eligible to qualify for the Child Development Teacher Permit under the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Students who plan to complete this major at the outset of their college careers may elect to take courses in their first two years in the Early Childhood Education program at the Doheny Campus.

Child Development Bachelor of Arts

Course Requirements

I. Education

EDU 32 /132

Observation and Curriculum Planning

(3)

EDU 33

/133

Visual and Performing Arts for the Young Child

(3)

EDU 36

/136

 

 

PSY 36/136

Emergent Math and Science Experiences in the Preschool Classroom OR

 

Language & Literacy Development in the Young Child

(3)

EDU 37/ CHD 137

Infant/Toddler Development and Care

(3)

EDU 191

Child Development Practicum

(3)

II. Psychology

PSY 1

Introduction to Psychology

(3)

PSY 12

Child/Human Development

(3)

PSY 112`

Careers and Observations in Child Development Settings

(3)

PSY 113

Learning in Children & Adolescents Across Cultures

(3)

PSY 118

Intervention of Children with Multiple Impairments

(3)

PSY 139

Child Abuse and Family Violence

(3)

III. Sociology 3 Upper division units required

SOC 6

The Family, Child and Community

(3)

 

OR

 

SOC 104

The Family

(3)

SOC 102

Sociology of Children

(3)

IV. Art and/or Music (minimum 3 units, chosen from the following):

ART 145

Art and Crafts in the Classroom

(1-3)

ART 5

Fundamentals of Art

(3)

ART 173

Diversity and the Visual Arts

(3)

MUS 130

Creative Music Experience

(1)

MUS 116

Music of World Culture

(3)

MUS 6/106

Varieties of Music

(3)

INT 194A

Introduction to the Visual and Performing Arts

(3)

V. English (minimum 6 units, chosen from the following):

ENG 104

Expository Writing

(3)

 

OR

 

ENG 105

Advanced Composition

(3)

 

OR

 

ENG 106

Creative Writing

(3)

 

OR

 

ENG 134

Children's Literature

(3)

VI. Biology (minimum 3 units, chosen from the following):

BIO 10

Health Science

(3)

*BIO 112

Human Nutrition

(3)

*Needs approval of advisor

VII. Minimum 30 upper division units, including the required courses listed above

Students may petition the Child Development Advisor to substitute other relevant courses in the program.

Total units in the interdisciplinary major areas: 48

Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units.

All courses are described in the respective department listings.

Child Development Minor

Course Requirements

18 units from the following (12 units must be upper division):

PSY 12

Child/Human Development

(3)

SOC 6

Family, Child, and Community

 

 

OR

 

SOC 104

The Family

(3)

 

 

 

EDU 191

Child Development Practicum

(3)

Electives:

PSY 113

Learning in Children & Adolescents Across Cultures

(3)

PSY 139

Child Abuse and Family Violence

(3)

SOC 102

Sociology of Children

(3)

MUS 130

Creative Music Experience

(1)

ART 145

Arts & Crafts in the Classroom

(1-3)

INT 194A

Introduction to the Visual & Performing Arts (3)

 

ENG 134

Children's Literature

(3)

Other appropriate courses may be submitted with the permission of the Child Development Program Advisor.