The lead faculty in Children’s Studies have developed the following learning goals for students in the Children’s Studies minor:
Goal 1: Students will understand stages of childhood in the lifespan of human development.
Goal 2: Students will understand structures and issues involving childhood within families.
Goal 3: Students will understand various disciplinary strategies for thinking about childhood.
Goal 4: Students will recognize that childhood is a concept defined by both biological and cultural factors.
Goal 5: Students will demonstrate that they have studied childhood in applied and analytical ways that include the discourses of the humanities, fine arts, and social and cognitive sciences.