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Liberal Arts Colleges
Camden College of Arts and Sciences
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Engineering Transfer 005
Accounting 010
African American Studies 014
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
American History 512
American Literature 352
American Studies 050
Anthropology 070
Art (Art 080, Art History 082)
Arts and Sciences 090 (Interdisciplinary Courses)
Astronomy 100
Biochemistry 115
Biology 120
Biomedical Technology 124
Business Administration 135
Business Law 140
Chemistry (Biochemistry 115, Chemistry 160)
Childhood Studies 163
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Dual Degree (B.A./M.A.) Program in Childhood Studies
Tracks in Early Childhood Education
Related Courses in Other Fields
Classical Studies Minor
Computer Science 198
Criminal Justice 202
Dance 203
Ecommerce and Information Technology 623
Economics 220
Engineering Transfer Program 005
English (English Literature 350, American Literature 352, Film 354, Journalism 570, Linguistics 615, Writing 989)
European Studies 310
Finance 390
Fine Arts (Art 080, Art History 082; Museum Studies 698; Music 700, 701; Speech 950; Theater Arts 965)
Foreign Languages and Literatures (French 420, German 470, Italian 560, Russian 860, Spanish 940)
Geology 460
History (Historical Methods and Research 509; European History 510; American History 512; African, Asian, Latin American, and Comparative History 516)
Home Economics 520
Honors College 525
International Studies Program 549
Student-Proposed Majors and Minors 555
Journalism 570
Justice and Society 572
Latin American Studies Minor
Liberal Studies 606
Linguistics 615
Management 620
Marketing 630
Mathematical Sciences (Mathematics 640, Statistics 960)
Media Studies 657
Medicine, Dentistry, and Veterinary Medicine
Museum Studies 698
Music 700, 701
Nursing 705
Pharmacy 720
Philosophy and Religion 730, 840
Physics 750
Political Science 790
Psychology 830
Religion 840
Reserve Officer Training Programs
Russian 860
General Science 890
Social Work 910
Sociology (Anthropology 070, Criminal Justice 202, Sociology 920)
Spanish 940
Speech 950
Statistics 960
Teacher Preparation Program 964
Theater Arts (Dance 203, Speech 950, Theater Arts 965)
Urban Studies and Metropolitan Planning 975
Walt Whitman Program in American Studies
Women's Studies 988
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Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Camden Undergraduate Catalog 2008-2010 Liberal Arts Colleges Programs, Faculty, and Courses Childhood Studies 163  

Childhood Studies 163


The Department of Childhood Studies puts the issues, concepts, and debates that surround the study of children and childhoods at the center of its research and teaching missions. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the Department of Childhood Studies aims both to theorize and historicize the figure of the child and to situate the study of children and childhoods within contemporary cultural and global contexts.

The curriculum in the department is multidisciplinary in scope and purpose and provides students with a strong background in both humanistic and social science perspectives on children and their representations. This approach will prepare students for careers in many areas including academics, public policy, social services, youth programming, and education.

Chair: Lynne Vallone, Professor of Childhood Studies and English; Ph.D., SUNY (Buffalo)

Childhood Studies Department

Daniel Thomas Cook, Associate Professor of Childhood Studies and Sociology; Ph.D., Chicago

Daniel Hart, Distinguished Professor of Psychology; Ed.D., Harvard

Associate Members of the Undergraduate Faculty

Robert Atkins, Assistant Professor of Nursing; Ph.D., Temple

Joseph Barbarese, Associate Professor of English and Creative Writing; Ph.D., Temple

Laurie Bernstein, Associate Professor of History; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Holly Blackford, Assistant Professor of English; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Myra Bluebond-Langner, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Illinois

Stuart Z.
Charmé, Professor of Religion; Ph.D., Chicago

Cati Coe, Assistant Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Sheila Cosminsky, Associate Professor of Anthropology; Ph.D., Brandeis

Sean Duffy, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Chicago

Ted Goertzel, Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., Washington

Janet Golden, Professor of History; Ph.D., Boston

Lauren Grodstein, Assistant Professor of English; M.F.A., Columbia

Drew Humphries, Professor of Sociology; Ph.D., California (Berkeley)

Charlotte N. Markey, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., California (Riverside)

Naomi Marmorstein, Associate Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Minnesota

Margaret Marsh, Distinguished Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School-Camden; Ph.D., Rutgers

Jon'a Meyer, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., California (Irvine)

Nancy Rosoff, Associate Dean for Academic Program Development and Administration for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Ph.D., Temple

Jane A. Siegel, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice; Ph.D., Pennsylvania

Carol J. Singley, Associate Professor of English; Ph.D., Brown

Karen Thierry, Assistant Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Texas

John Wall, Associate Professor of Religion; Ph.D., Chicago

J.W. (Bill) Whitlow, Professor of Psychology; Ph.D., Yale

Tetsuji Yamada, Professor of Health Economics; Ph.D., CUNY
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