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 2450: Children’s Literature
  • English 3330: L. M. Montgomery
  • English 4450: Advanced Studies in Children’s Literature
  • Psychology 2010: Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology 3080: Child Development
  • History 4250: Childhood in Modern Canada
  • Family Science 3610: Current Issues in Children’s Health and Development