Childhood Studies, Major (0330)
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0330
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Childhood Studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary field that explores the meanings of childhood as a social category and researches children’s lives and experiences. The child, children’s rights and wellbeing are identified by UNICEF as central to the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This major allows students to analyse the intersection of childhood with other significant categories of social difference and to contribute to community and policy responses that impact children’s lives, rights and wellbeing. The major is valuable for students who seek a career in teaching or other career that involves working with, thinking critically about or researching children.
|Bankstown||Full-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
|Bankstown||Part-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
|Parramatta - Victoria Road||Full-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
|Parramatta - Victoria Road||Part-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
|Penrith||Full-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
|Penrith||Part-time||Dr Di Dickenson|
Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.
Complete the following compulsory subjects.
Please note: Not all subjects will be offered each year. Some subjects will be offered on a rotational basis. Not all subjects will be available on all campuses.
|Students must complete the following subjects:|
|TEAC 2009||Contemporary Childhoods||10|
|TEAC 1032||The Developing Child||10|
|Choose two from the following subjects:||20|
|Diversity and Difference|
|Learning Through Play|
|Reading Children's Literature and Digital Texts|
|Choose four from the following subjects:||40|
|Bridging the Gap: Re-engaging Indigenous Learners|
|Children's and Young Adult Fiction|
|Children's Literature: Image and Text|
|Youth Cultures and Moral Panics|
|Total Credit Points||80|