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Child Development

Students following these guidelines will seek careers in child care centers, both for-profit and non-profit; Head Start; pre-schools; parent's day out programs; before and after school care programs; as child life specialists; child advocacy organizations and other community programs aimed at children. In addition to core courses based on early childhood development, these guidelines contain course work designed to develop skills and knowledge of the historical, social, cultural, and educational contexts of the field.

This program DOES NOT lead to teacher licensure. Students interested in gaining a teaching license should contact the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at 678-2728.

Program Summary

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study (51 hours)

I. Child Development Core (18 hours)

CSED 3302 Child and Adolescent Development
PSYC 3103 Child Psychology
CSED 2101 Family in Global Perspective
CSED 3401 Parenthood Education
CSED 4220 Understanding Children: Behavior and Guidance
EDPR 2111 Development Across the Life Span

II. Family and Social Interactions (6 hours)

ANTH 3511 Culture, Kin and Family
COMM 3003 Television and Culture
PSYC 4034 Children's Social Relationships
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: A Socio-Historical Approach
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender
SOCI 3831 Marriage and the Family
SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty

III. Counseling (3 hours)

COMM 4341 Interpersonal Communication
COUN 4611 Introduction to Counseling
COUN 4621 Human Interactions
COUN 4781 Strategies for Crisis Intervention
COUN 4783 Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services

IV. Historical Context (3 hours)
ANTH 3282 Cultural History of American Communities
HIST 3881 African-American History
HIST 4831 History of American Family
HIST 4851 History of Women in America
HIST 4853 History of African-American Women
HIST 4863 History of Childhood in America

V. Social Services and Public Policy (6 hours)

CJUS 4533 Juvenile Delinquency: Theory and Process
PADM 3601 Public Administration
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations
POLS 3213 Introduction to the Study of Public Policy
SWRK 2911 Social Response to Human Need
SWRK 3902 Human Behavior and Social Environment
SWRK 4934 Child Welfare Policy and Services

Statistical Methods (3 hours)

EDPR 4541 Fundamentals of Applied Statistical Methods
PADM/POLS 4101 Political Statistics
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics

VII. Educational Context (3 hours)

ART 3411 Art for Children
CSED 4101 Integrated Curriculum for Early Learners
ECED 3555 * Observation and Assessment of Infant and Early Childhood Development
EXSS 3306 Elementary School Health and Wellness
SPED 2000 Issues of Human Diversity
SPED 4900 * Consultation with School/Family/Community

*Students who select either of these two courses must meet Teacher Education Program admission requirements.

VIII. Child Development Electives (6 hours)

CSED 4300 Family Resource Management
ENGL 3401 Children's Literature
NUTR 2202 Nutrition
PSYC 3101 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3106 Social Psychology
PSYC 3305 Learning and Memory
PSYC 3506 Human Sexuality
SOCI 3860 Sociology of Education

IX. Internship (9 hours)

UNIV 4110 Internship (6)
UNIV 2110 Field Experience (3)

C. Thematic Studies (6 hours)

D. Senior Project (3 hours)

UNIV 4995 Senior Project

E. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

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