Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2013/2014
Canadian Excellence

Honours BA Youth & Children's Studies

The Youth & Children’s Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, including no more than 7.0 at the 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 10.5 credits in approved courses, including at least 9.0 senior credits. All students in the program must complete successfully the Brantford Foundations curriculum: BF190, BF199, BF290, BF299.

Required Courses: 4.0 credits
YC100 - Studying Youth and Children: An Introduction
YC200 - Youth and Children Through the Ages
YC300 - Youth & Children's Studies Community Service Learning
YC400 - Senior Seminar in Youth & Children’s Studies
PS100* or both PS101 and PS102
PS275 - Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood
PS276 - Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Young Adulthood

Other Requirements: 6.5 credits
Students must complete 2.0 credits in Categories A and B, and 1.0 credit in Category C. An additional 1.5 senior credits must be completed in any Category.
Of the 6.5 credits, 1.0 credit must be at the 300 level and 0.5 credit at the 400 level.

Category A: Youth & Children in Society
CC200 - Youth Justice
CO320/HR320 - Children’s Rights
HI356 - History of Modern Education
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HR365 - Immigrant & Ethno - Racial Youth
ID303 - Indigenous Education
SY201* - Sociology of Families
SY316* - Sociology of Education
YC420 - Picturing Childhood: Representations of the Child through Time

Category B: Youth & Child Cultures
CO230 - Children and Music (online learning)
CO326/CT326 - Children, Toys and Media
CO430/CT430 - Youth Cultures
EN201 - Children's Literature
EN238 - Tolkien and Fantasy
FS260 - Youth Culture in Film
WS203 - Girls, Women and Popular Culture

Category C: Youth & Child Development
CC304 - Addiction and Crime
CO243 - Mathematics and Teaching I
CO244 - Mathematics and Teaching II
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS307 - Child and Youth Health
PS283 - Educational Psychology
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults

Additional Information

  1. Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations and the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
  2. Students in the Youth and Children's Studies program are excluded from completing the Children's Education and Development Option.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revision March 6, 2013 YC420 added to Category A; effedtive September 1, 2013.
Senate Revision May 28, 2013: Course additions to Catefory A; effective September 1, 2013.