Program Requirements - Honours BA
"We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future."
~ Franklin D. Roosevelt ~
Honours B.A. in Youth and Children's Studies
The Youth and Children's Studies program consists of 20.0 credits, including no more than 7 at 100 level. The program must include a minimum of 10.5 credits in approved courses, including at least 9.0 senior credits. Students must also complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum 5.0 credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section - click here.)
The Honours Youth and Children's Studies program is structured around a group of required courses that is designed to synthesize the material the students learn in a range of disciplines.
Required Courses (4.0 credits)
YC 100 - Studying Youth and Children: An Introduction
YC 200 - Youth and Children Through the Ages
YC 300 - Youth and Children's Studies: Community Service Learning
YC 400 - Senior Seminar in Youth and Children's Studies
PS 101 - Introduction to Psychology I
PS 102 - Introduction to Psychology II
PS 275 - Developmental Psychology I: Infancy and Childhood
PS 276 - Developmental Psychology II: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Other Requirements (6.5 credits)
In addition to the required courses, students will take courses in three different areas. Students must complete 2.0 credits in Categories A and B, and 1.0 credits in Category C. An additional senior credit must be completed in any Category (A, B, or C).
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 and Children in Society
CC 200 - Youth Justice
HI 375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
CO 320/HR 320 - Children's Rights
ID 303 - Indigenous Education
SY 201* - Sociology of Families
SY 316* - Sociology of Education
Category B - Youth and Child Cultures
CO 230 - Children and Music (Online Learning)
CO 326/CT 326 - Children, Toys and Media
CO 430/CT 430 - Youth Cultures
EN 201 - Children's Literacy
EN 238 - Tolkien and Fantasy
FS 260 - Youth Culture in Film
WS 203 - Girls, Women and Popular Culture
Category C - Youth and Child Development
CC 304 - Not in My Family: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence
CO 243 - Mathematics in Teaching I
CO 244 - Mathematics in Teaching II
HS 200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS 307 - Child and Youth Health
PS 283 - Educational Psychology
PS 379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
- Refer to the University Regulations chapter for progression and course regulations to the earlier section regarding Regulations for All Honours Programs.
- Students in the Youth and Children's Studies program are excluded from completing the Children's Education and Development option.