The Children’s Studies minor at Illinois State University was established in 2003 to educate future professionals who are interested in concepts of childhood and/or will be working with children. The program utilizes interdisciplinary approaches to understanding children and concepts of childhood. Core courses include child development and the history of the American family. Students also take courses in the Humanities/Fine Arts and the Social Sciences so that they can learn various approaches to both the study of childhood and how children are represented in and participate in the arts.
Please note that these requirements are for the 2010-2012 course catalog. Students enrolled under prior catalogs should check with one Children's Academic Advisor for those requirements.
For questions about the minor in Children's Studies, please contact Dr. Gregory Braswell .