Child and Adolescent Development, Department of

Minor - Child and Adolescent Development

The courses for the minor in Child & Adolescent Development offer a range of opportunities to examine the course of human development with special emphasis on the period from infancy through adolescence. The minor is particularly appropriate for students planning to enter the fields of education, social welfare, nursing, child care, and other human services professions.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).

Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor15
CHAD 060. Child DevelopmentE3
CHAD 070. Lifespan Development in the 21st CenturyE3
Complete three courses from:
CHAD 104. Program Evaluation and Assessment in Community-Based Programs3
CHAD 150. Development of Communicative Competence3
CHAD 151. Developing Literacy in a Diverse Society3
CHAD 152. Foundations for Early Childhood Curriculum3
CHAD 157. Adult Supervision for Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families3
CHAD 161. Administration of Early Childhood Progs3
CHAD 162. Childhood and Adolescence in a Multicultural Society3
CHAD 163. Critical Issues in Adolescent Development3
CHAD 164. Contemporary Parenting3
CHAD 165. Risk and Resilience in a Community Context3
CHAD 168. Social and Emotional Development in Childhood and Adolescence3
CHAD 169. Motivating Children and Adolescents in Educational Settings3
CHAD 170. Contextual Influences on Cognitive Development3
CHAD 173. Crit. Issues in Infant/Toddler Develop.3

Total Units:15