The child advocacy minor engages students in the study of issues important to children, especially the problems children face regarding physical and emotional health, material support, social relationships, and educational needs. It explores three components of child advocacy: 1) child development, 2) the family and other social contexts affecting children, and 3) social, educational and legal strategies for advocacy on children's behalf.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR
interdisciplinary, 5 courses
The minor consists of five courses, from at least two divisions, with no more than three courses from any one department. The five courses must include one Development core course, one Family or other Social context core course, and one Strategies for Child Advocacy core course. The remaining two courses may be selected from other core course options or from the electives. The five courses selected for the minor must reflect a cohesive theme. Examples of possible themes are Children at Risk, Children in Poverty, or Urban Education. Three of the five courses must be unique to the minor.
Family and Other Social Contexts
Strategies for Child Advocacy
Service-learning courses, individually designed course equivalents or the Boston and Geneva Collaborative Internships may count toward the advocacy core with permission of the child advocacy minor advisor.
Other liberal arts courses or one independent study course (with appropriate departmental prefix) may count as electives with permission of the child advocacy minor advisor.
100B Merritt Hall