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Children and Childhood

"Children and Childhood" Course Cluster

Ideal for students interested in education, social work, child development, or graduate work in children’s issues, this cluster of courses explores the idea of children and childhood from a literary, historical, and psychological perspective.  Students will ask such questions as what is a child? How has childhood been represented in literature, arts, and music?  How has the attitude towards childhood altered across time and cultures? And how does the mind develop through childhood?

Suggested courses:

  • English 245: Children’s Literature
  • English 333: L. M. Montgomery
  • English 445: Advanced Studies in Children’s Literature
  • Psychology 201: Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 308: Child Development
  • History 425: Childhood in Modern Canada
  • Family Science 361: Current Issues in Children’s Health and Development
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