2021-2022 Catalog 
    Feb 04, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Youth Studies Minor

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The purpose of the University of San Francisco Committee on Children and Youth (CCY), established in the spring of 2002, is to educate faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding community about issues that are important to children and adolescents locally and globally.


  • Each year, the CCY will identify, develop, and implement a minimum of one campus colloquium focused on an issue important to children and youth;
  • The CCY will sponsor development of courses which focus on children and youth and promote the inclusion of content regarding children and youth into existing courses; and,
  • The CCY will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community members on activities related to children and youth and will serve as a consulting and referral body regarding relevant issues.

The CCY is composed of an interdisciplinary group of faculty with representation across USF’s schools and colleges, each of whom typically serves a three-year term.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • Articulate and define major theories or concepts used in the study of children/youth
  • Recognize the complexity of sociocultural diversity among children/youth
  • Participate in hands-on interactions involving the physical, intellectual, social, and/or emotional dimensions of childhood/youth

Minor Requirements (24 units)

Students must obtain a “C” grade or better in all courses for the minor.

At least 12 units must come from courses outside of the student’s major department(s) and other academic programs (e.g., Dual Degree Program and minors).

Students must meet with the Director of the CYS minor before starting the program.

Required (12 units)

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