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AHS Child Studies


Child Studies

The central purpose of this online program is to prepare students who are interested in working in a child and family-focused environment. The graduates will have a broad knowledge base working with children and families. The major will provide graduates with entry-level competencies for child and family life.  If you have questions about this concentration, feel free to contact any of the faculty advisors.  A list of advisors can be found here.

This degree is also a wonderful preparation for students desiring to study in practice-focused masters level programs that center on children and families (e.g. Social Work, Counseling, Therapy, and so on).

Curriculum:

For students enrolled in WKU Fall 2018 and after:
  • HMD  211 Human Nutrition (Formerly FACS 211 Human Nutrition) (Offered each semester)
  • FACS 180 Foundations in FCS (Face to Face Fall; online Spring and Summer)
  • FACS 191 Child Development (Face to face and online Fall and Spring; online Summer)
  • FACS 193 Curriculum Development for Young Children
  • FACS 292 Diversity in Early Childhood Programs (Fall only, online)
  • FACS 294 Assessment in Young Children (Fall face to face, and Spring online)
  • FACS 299 Administration of Early Childhood Programs (Online Spring only)
  • FACS 310 Management of Family Resources (Fall and Spring)
  • FACS 311 Family Relations (Fall and Spring)
  • FACS 312 Ethics for Family Life (Online Spring)
  • FACS 393 Play and Child Development (Online Fall)
  • FACS 399 Implications of Research in FCS (Fall only)
  • FACS 493 Family Life Education (Face to face Spring; online Summer)
  • FACS 494 Parenting Strategies (Face to face FALL: online Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • FACS 496 Challenging Behaviors (Online Fall)
  • FACS 499 Issues in Family and Child Studies (Online Spring)
  • Choose between: FACS 335 (Infant/Toddler Development & Curriculum) or FACS 336 (Pre-K/Kindergarten Development & Curriculum)
 For students enrolled in WKU Summer 2018 and before (a minor is required):
  • HMD  211 Human Nutrition (Formerly FACS 211 Human Nutrition) (Offered each semester)
  • FACS 180 Foundations in FCS (Face to Face Fall; online Spring and Summer)
  • FACS 191 Child Development (Face to face and online Fall and Spring; online Summer)
  • FACS 192 Working with Young Children and Families (Offered each semester)
  • FACS 292 Diversity in Early Childhood Programs (Fall only, online)
  • FACS 294 Assessment in Young Children (Fall face to face, and Spring online)
  • FACS 299 Administration of Early Childhood Programs (Spring only, online)
  • FACS 310 Management of Family Resources (Fall and Spring)
  • FACS 311 Family Relations (Fall and Spring)
  • FACS 312 Ethics for Family Life (online Spring)
  • FACS 380 Professional Presentation Techniques (Face to face Fall; online Summer)
  • FACS 399 Implications of Research in FCS (Fall only)
  • FACS 493 Family Life Education (Face to face Spring; online Summer)
  • FACS 494 Parenting Strategies (Face to face FALL: online Winter, Spring, Summer)
  • FACS 499 Issues in Family and Child Studies (online Spring)

Choose one:

  • FACS 393 Play & Child Development  

OR

  • FACS 496 Challenging Behaviors (Offered online, Fall)

Major elective -- Below are classes that could be selected as the major elective. This is not an exhaustive list.

  • FACS 391 Risk and Resilience
  • FACS 393 Play and Child Development (if not used above)
  • FACS 395 Child and Family stress (Offered online Spring and Summer, also through WKU On-Demand)
  • FACS 410 Internship
  • FACS 422 Adolescent Psychology (Offered online, Spring)
  • FACS 496 Challenging Behaviors (if not used above) (Offered online, Fall)
  • FACS 497 Family Home Visiting (Offered online, Spring)

Click here to see a Sample 4 year plan of the Child Studies major.

 

 

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Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program

Deparment of Applied Human Sciences, Academic Complex 302 , phone 270-745-4352

 


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 Last Modified 7/23/18