Social Sciences Minor in Child, Family and Community Studies

This social science interdisciplinary minor is co-sponsored by the Department of Psychology and the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice. It is intended for students seeking a deeper understanding of the dynamics of family relations and the interaction of the family with society. A minor in Child, Family, and Community Studies is useful for individuals interested in collaborative activities designed to improve the well being of children, adults, and families. Issues that may typically be dealt with by people interested in this minor include unemployment, drug and alcohol abuse, child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency, and an urban school system that is unable to address the complex needs of the students it serves.

 This minor is geared toward students interested in pursuing graduate studies in Social Work (MSW), Counseling Psychology, School Psychology, or Counseling Education.  Its mission is to prepare undergraduate students for careers and future graduate studies in the fields of education, social work and social services. Embedded within the interdisciplinary focus of the minor is an emphasis on creating reflective and compassionate practitioners who are committed to the Jesuit ideal of men and women with and for others.

A total of 7 courses is needed for this minor.

Select two from the following list:
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology I3
PSY 102Introduction to Psychology II3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
COM 204Interpersonal Communication3
Select two from the following list
PSY 334Child, Family and Community Psychology3
COM 304Family Communication3
CRJ 337Violence and the Family3
Select three courses with one chosen from each area and with two of the three from outside of the students major
Area A: Children
COM 385Television and Children3
EDE 100Human Growth and Development - Birth through Childhood3
EDS 101Human Growth and Social Development: Adolescence3
PSY 203Lifespan Developmental Psychology3
PSY 384Child & Adolescent Psychopathology3
Area B: Family
CRJ 354Juvenile Delinquency3
HSV 201Introduction to Family Dynamics3
SOC 390Marriage and Families3
Area C: Community
COM 350Health Communication3
PSY 370Introduction to School Psychology3
SOC 341Race and Ethnic Relations3