Family and Child Studies - 2009 University Catalog

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Chairperson: Katia Paz Goldfarb

The department of Family and Child Studies examines multiple ways of knowing families and individuals over the life course in various socio-cultural contexts. Power, diversity, and social justice are analyzed through an interdisciplinary and critical approach.

A Bachelor of Arts degree is offered with five concentrations: Child Life Specialist; Early Childhood; Early and Middle Childhood; Family Services; and Gerontology. Students are prepared to teach, work with businesses, agencies, government programs, other institutions and/or pursue graduate study. Many courses are open as electives for those majoring in other fields of study.

A interdisciplinary minor in Gerontology is housed in this department.

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