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  • Objectives
    A degree in Child Studies from Carleton University will qualify you for a variety of managerial positions, including senior administrative, directorial, and research positions in public and private sector agencies. Our graduates find challenging work in day-care centers, half-day programs, infant and toddler centers, private home day-care agencies, after-hour programs, hospital playrooms, infant stimulation programs, and community centre programs. If you're interested in the teaching profession, your BA in Child Studies degree qualifies you for entry to Teacher's College for the Teaching Certificate (B. Ed). We also offer an Honours BA with thesis in preparation for graduate training in Psychology, Sociology or Child Studies.
  • Entry requirements
    Students who have completed college diplomas in the field of Early Childhood Education
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Child Studies
  • Course description
    Child Studies
    B.A. Honours
    (20.0 credits)
    Requirements:

       1. 3.0 credits in CHST 2502 [1.0], CHST 3100, CHST 3901, CHST 4908 [1.0];
       2. 1.5 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, and PSYC 2500;
       3. 1.0 credit from PSYC 3505, PSYC 3506, PSYC 3507;
       4. 0.5 credit from SOCI 3300, SOCI 3045, SOCI 3810;
       5. 1.0 credit from CDNS 1000 [1.0], HIST 1300 [1.0], SOCI 2200, SOCI 2043;
       6. 1.0 credit from PSYC 2001 and PSYC 2002, or SOCI 2003 [1.0];
       7. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Science;
       8. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and/or the Faculty of Public Affairs, not PSYC or SOCI;
       9. 9.0 credits in electives approved by the Program Co-ordinator (including up to 5.0 credits granted on admission);
      10. 1.0 credit in electives at the 3000-level or above approved by the Program Co-ordinator.

    Notes

       1. Additional credits may be required to meet the total specified in the Statement of Standing on Admission, as proposed by the student and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. A list of program electives that may be of interest can be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator.
       2. In collaboration with the Program Co-ordinator, Honours students will develop a field of interest. Normally, a minimum of 2.0 elective credits should be in the field of interest. Three possible fields of interest are Developmental, Sociocultural and Managerial. A list of courses related to these fields can be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator.
       3. Honours students who plan to apply for admission to Teacher's College or a graduate program should seek advice from the Program Co-ordinator in selecting their elective credits. Some substitutions to required courses may be acceptable, with permission of the Program Co-ordinator and the relevant department.
       4. Some students may have to take courses extra to the degree to meet prerequisite requirements.

    • CHST 2502 - Issues in Child Studies
    • CHST 3100 - Seminar on Special Research Problems in Social Sciences
    • CHST 3901 - Themes in Interdisciplinary Inquiry
    • CHST 4908 - Honours Project
    • PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology I
    • PSYC 1002 - Introduction to Psychology II
    • PSYC 2001 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
    • PSYC 2002 - Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
    • PSYC 2003 - Origins of Modern Psychology
    • PSYC 2009 - Psychology Research Laboratory
    • PSYC 2100 - Introduction to Social Psychology
    • PSYC 2200 - Biological Foundations of Behaviour
    • PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Health Psychology
    • PSYC 2400 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
    • PSYC 2500 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 2600 - Introduction to the Study of Personality
    • PSYC 2700 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    • PSYC 2800 - Introduction to Human Factors
    • PSYC 3000 - Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
    • PSYC 3100 - Social Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3101 - Applied Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3102 - Cognitive Processes in Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3103 - Group Processes in Social Psychology
    • PSYC 3105 - Organizational Psychology
    • PSYC 3200 - Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3202 - Sensory Processes
    • PSYC 3203 - Field Course in Animal Behaviour
    • PSYC 3204 - Drugs and Behaviour
    • PSYC 3205 - Psychopharmacology and Behavioural Medicine
    • PSYC 3207 - Human Neuropsychology
    • PSYC 3300 - Health and Illness (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3400 - Forensic Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3402 - Criminal Behaviour
    • PSYC 3403 - Addiction
    • PSYC 3405 - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
    • PSYC 3500 - Developmental Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3505 - Exceptional Children
    • PSYC 3506 - Cognitive Development
    • PSYC 3507 - Social Development
    • PSYC 3508 - Child Language
    • PSYC 3600 - Personality (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3603 - Psychology of Women
    • PSYC 3604 - Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC 3606 - Issues in Personality
    • PSYC 3700 - Cognition (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3702 - Perception
    • PSYC 3709 - Language Processing and the Brain
    • PSYC 3800 - People and Technology (Honours Seminar)
    • PSYC 3901 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    • PSYC 3902 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    • PSYC 3903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 1
    • PSYC 4001 - Special Topics in Psychology
    • PSYC 4008 - Human Assessment
    • PSYC 4200 - Seminar on Current Research in Neuroscience
    • PSYC 4207 - Neuropsychology of Memory Disorders
    • PSYC 4300 - History and Theory of Psychology: Selected Topics
    • PSYC 4402 - Police Psychology
    • PSYC 4500 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
    • PSYC 4703 - Cognition and Instruction
    • PSYC 4704 - Psychology and Language
    • PSYC 4800 - Aspects of Product Design Methodology
    • PSYC 4805 - Social Aspects of Computer Use
    • PSYC 4900 - Independent Study
    • PSYC 4902 - Independent Study
    • PSYC 4903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 2
    • PSYC 4904 - Co-operative Work Term Report 3
    • PSYC 4905 - Essay for B.A. (Honours) in Psychology
    • PSYC 4907 - Thesis for B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology
    • PSYC 4908 - Thesis for B.A. with Honours in Psychology

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