Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2015/2016
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 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
HI375 - Seeking Justice: The Family and Law in Canada, 1867-1969
HR319/YC319 - Children/Youth & Disabilities: Inclusion and Human Rights
HR320/YC320 - Children's Rights
HR365/YC365 - Immigrant & Ethno-Racial Youth
ID303 - Indigenous Pedagogy
SY201 - Sociology of Families
SY316* - Sociology of Education
YC310 - Adoption: Past and Present
YC420 - Picturing Childhood: Representations of the Child through Time
YC440 - Youth and Sexuality

Category B: Youth & Child Cultures
CT326/YC326 - Children, Toys and Media
CT430/YC430 - Youth Cultures
EN201 - Children's Literature
EN238 - Tolkien and Fantasy
EN285 - Tween Literature and Culture
EN286 - Young Adult Literature
FS260 - Youth Culture in Film
WS203 - Girls, Women and Popular Culture
YC230 - Children and Music (Online Learning)

Category C: Youth & Child Development
CC304 - Addiction and Crime
HS200 - Social Determinants of Health
HS307 - Child and Youth Health
PS283 - Educational Psychology
PS379 - Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
YC243 - Mathematics and Teaching I
YC244 - Mathematics and Teaching II

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 & Children's Studies program are excluded from completing the Children's Education & Development Option.
  3. Students in the Concurrent Education program are excluded from completing the Contemporary Studies, or the Society, Culture & Environment Honours BA in combination with an Honours BA in Youth & Children's Studies.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Revisions February 4, 2015: HI356 deleted; Cross-listing changes HR320/YC320; effective September 1, 2015. 
Senate Revision April 15, 2015: CO230 revised to YC230; CO320 revised to YC320, CO243 revised to YC243; CO244 revised to YC244effective September 1, 2015.
Senate Revisions May 28, 2015: Courses added to Category A; effective September 1, 2015.