Santa Clara University

Children, Family & Society

Facilitators: Eleanor Willemsen, Psychology, and Brett Solomon, Liberal Studies and Psychology

Courses in this Pathway will offer students the opportunity to learn about children from several disciplinary perspectives, to learn about the societal and cultural structures that provide the context for development such as the family and school, and to gain experience working with children in the community. Students may discover that the courses lead them on a "pathway to vocation": as they become both more informed and more passionate about children, they will be attracted to professional fields that address the needs of children and families, such as teaching, counseling, social work, family law, public health, and pre-med. In sum, students who love children and want to work with them will have the opportunity for more in depth learning about the knowledge and personal commitment that are required for such a vocation.

Associated Courses

ANTH            157           Family and Culture (cross-listed with WGST 155)

CLAS             187           Family in Antiquity (cross-listed with HIST 113)

*COMM        123A        Media and Youth

ENGL             160          Children's Literature
ENGL             170          Writing for Children and Young Adults

Environmental Studies
ENVS             131          Environmental Education

Ethnic Studies
ETHN             122          Chicana/Chicano Communities

HIST               113          Family in Antiquity (cross-listed with CLAS 187)
HIST               182          Sex and Family in American History (cross-listed with WGST 174)

International Studies
INTL               139          Field Placement/Praxis

Liberal Studies
LBST              66            Movement Education
LBST              70            Community Health Education (formerly EDUC 70)
LBST              75            Technology and Education
LBST              106          Urban Education and Multiculturalism (formerly EDUC 106)
LBST              107          Child, Family & Community 
LBST              108          Youth Family and Community Leadership and Advocacy 
LBST              109          Children, Arts and Society (formerly Art Education)
LBST              138          Exceptional Child (formerly EDUC 138)
LBST              156          Advocacy for Children
LBST              160          Children's Lit / Storytelling
LBST              184          Children's Literacy and Diverse Learners (formerly EDUC 184 - Introduction to the Teaching of Reading)
*LBST            195          Senior Seminar: Child Studies
*LBST            197          Senior Seminar: Preteaching

PSYC              134          Psychology of Education
*PSYC           172           Adolescent Development
*PSYC           178           Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
*PSYC           182           Psychology of Gender
*PSYC           185           Developmental Psychology I
*PSYC           185EL      Developmental Psychology  ELSJ

SOCI               157          Sociology of Family (cross-listed with WGST 182)

Theatre and Dance
DANC             59            Teaching the Performing Arts (cross-listed with DANC 159 )
DANC             159          Teaching the Performing Arts (cross-listed with DANC 59 )

Women's and Gender Studies
WGST             155          Family and Culture (cross-listed with ANTH 157)
WGST             159          Family in Antiquity (cross-listed with CLAS 187 and HIST 113)
WGST             174          Sex and Family in American History (cross-listed with HIST 182)
WGST             182          Sociology of Family (cross-listed with SOCI 157)

* Indicates Course Has Prerequisites