Academic Programs Catalog

College of Social Science

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Youth and Society

The Minor in Youth and Society, administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, is an enhanced interdisciplinary program of study designed to assist students in understanding the development of youth in societies globally, with particular attention to the dynamic interaction of youth, their families, and the societies in which they live.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult their major undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Youth and Society

Complete 15 credits from the following:

1. The following course (3 credits):
HDFS 212 Children, Youth and Family 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
CJ 220 Criminology 3
HST 250 History and Technology of the Digital Age 3
HST 413 Families in Historical Perspective 3
PSY 444 Developmental Psychology: Adolescence through Youth (W) 3
SOC 316 Youth and Society 3
SW 471 Child Welfare 3
SW 475 School Violence: Causes and Interventions 3
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
CEP 261 Substance Abuse 3
COM 225 An Introduction to Interpersonal Communication 3
COM 275 Effects of Mass Communication 3
CSUS 445 Community-Based Environmental and Sustainability Education 3
EAD 361 Educational Reform and Policy Analysis 3
HNF 150 Introduction to Human Nutrition 3
TE 353 International Education 3
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
HDFS 412 Ecological Perspective of Adolescents 3