Minor in ChAD

The courses for the minor in Child & Adolescent Development offer a range of opportunities to examine the course of human development with special emphasis on the period from infancy through adolescence. The minor is particularly appropriate for students planning to enter the fields of education, social welfare, nursing, child care, and other human services professions.  If you would like to add or change your minor, take the university form to the ChAD office (SH 201) for a signature.

Course Requirements:

15 units (12 units of this or any other minor must be distinct from your major requirements).

Required Courses:

  • ChAD 60*+ Child Development
  • ChAD 70*  Lifespan Development in the 21st Century

Select 3 courses from the following (ChAD 60 is a prerequisite for several):

  • ChAD 104  Program Evaluation and Assessment in Community-Based Programs
  • ChAD 150+ Development of Communicative Competence
  • ChAD 151+ Developing Literacy in a Diverse Society
  • ChAD 152+ Foundations of Early Childhood Curriculum
  • ChAD 157  Adult Supervision for Programs Serving Children, Youth, and Families
  • ChAD 161+ Child Care Administration II
  • ChAD 162+ Childhood and Adolescence in a Multicultural Society
  • ChAD 163 Critical Issues in Adolescent Development
  • ChAD 164+ Contemporary Parenting
  • ChAD 165  Risk and Resilience in a Community Context
  • ChAD 168+ Social and Emotional Development in Childhood and Adolescence (prereq: Psych 1 or equivalent)
  • ChAD 169+ Motivating Children and Adolescents in Educational Settings
  • ChAD 170+ Contextual Influences on Cognitive Development (prereq: Psych 1 or equivalent)
  • ChAD 173+ Critical Issues in Infant and Toddler Development (prereq: ChAD 60)

*Fulfills General Education  Area E
+Fulfills requirements toward a Child Development permit