Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
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. Students must also complete the requirements for the Contemporary Studies (CT) program (minimum of 5.0 CT credits as outlined in the Contemporary Studies section).

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
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
ID303 - Indigenous Education
SY201* - Sociology of Families
SY316* - Sociology of Education

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 - Women, Gender and Popular Culture

Category C: Youth & Child Development
CC304 - Not in My Family: Alcoholism, Drug Abuse and Domestic Violence
HS200 - Social Determinants of 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 3, 2011: HS404 deleted; effective September 1, 2011. 
Senate Revision April 25, 2011: Online Learning course requirement deleted; effective September 1, 2011.
Senate Revision May 25, 2011: Note 2 exclusion added; effective September 1, 2011.