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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 Courses  


50:163:101 Introduction to Childhood Studies (D) (3) An interdisciplinary introduction to the study of children and childhood, from birth to adolescence. It draws on many disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, sociology, criminal justice, English, history, religion, economics, and biology. Presentation of the field of childhood studies is designed to provide instruction and information to everyone interested in children and childhood, including those directly responsible for ministering to children's needs and those formulating policies affecting their lives and futures. The lectures and the readings have been designed to foster thinking not only about research in the field, but also about the applied, policy, and clinical implications of the research in order to make informed decisions concerning children and youth. Note: This course is reading and writing intensive. Be prepared for weekly reading assignments ranging between several chapters to a whole book.
Prerequisites: 50:350:101-102.
50:163:220 Practicum (3) Provides students with theory of, training in, and practical experience with the delivery of direct services to children. Intended for students seeking experience within the institutions that influence children's lives, such as schools, courts, counseling centers, and state and local agencies.
50:163:320 History of Youth (3) This course provides an historical look at adolescent development.
50:163:381 Special Topics: Childhood Studies I and II (3) A theme in childhood studies is considered. A major paper is required.
50:163:391 Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Environments (3) This course will develop the student's ability to choose and utilize appropriate early childhood assessment tools. It will convey the connection between child and environmental assessments to promote developmentally appropriate practice and environmental enhancements that strategically support all learners and meet the mission of a quality program.
50:163:392 Designing an Early Childhood Environment (3) This course will develop the student's ability to critically analyze and enhance their early childhood environments. It will provide a comprehensive overview of environments that encompass birth to age 8 settings to ensure students are able to plan and support developmentally appropriate environments that meet the diverse needs of children, staff, and families.
Prerequisite: 50:163:391.
50:163:395 Director's Academy (3) This course will develop the student's ability to support early childhood education staff in a center-based environment. It will assist the student in developing appropriate skill sets in the areas of staff support and development, introduction to management issues, strategic planning, facilities improvement, and contractual agreements. This course fulfills the NJ Department of Family Development (DFD) 60-hour course required for NJ Childcare Center Directors and Administrators.
50:163:396 Leadership through Mentoring: Practice in the ECE Setting (3) This course will develop the student's ability to build effective partnering relationships between mentors and proteges. It will focus on the skills required to practice reflective and supportive supervision, the development of effective staff development experiences, and evaluation. Includes the study of supervisory models and staff evaluation. This course fulfills one of the three major components of the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) director's credentials.
Prerequisite: 50:163:395.
50:163:397 Management and Budgetary Practice in ECE (3) This course will develop the student's ability to create and support fiscal oversight for an early childhood program, regardless of its size or funding auspices. It will convey how sound management policies include long-range fiscal planning and operating budget preparation, reconciliation, and review to promote a center's mission and vision. Prerequisite: 50:163:395.
50:163:400 Directed Readings (3) Readings connected to a research topic are analyzed and discussed. Topics are selected to reflect research projects currently underway on the campus.
50:163:450 Capstone in Childhood Studies (3) Students will write a major interdisciplinary paper in their senior year.
50:163:480 Senior Seminar (BA) The Senior Seminar is the capstone course in the major. Students use their interdisciplinary skills acquired over the course of the major to examine topics of their choosing in the field of childhood studies. A major paper is required. Prerequisite: 50:163:101.
50:163:495 Advanced Research (3) Students conduct original research under the direction of a faculty member. This course can be repeated for credit.
50:163:497 Fieldwork (3) Provides advanced childhood studies majors with an opportunity to integrate and expand their knowledge of childhood through applied experiences in the community. Students are encouraged to develop their own placements, but may consult with the instructor for help in establishing a placement. Students are expected to meet with the instructor regularly throughout the semester, keep a journal of their experiences, and complete a class project/paper.
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