Children's Studies Minor

Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy


The children's studies minor provides students with a multidisciplinary understanding of childhood in human society. Using the disciplinary perspectives of literature, psychology, sociology, and anthropology, the minor grounds students in an understanding of childhood as preparation for employment in child services and advocacy, or advanced study in the fields of education, literature, psychology, sociology and anthropology.

The minor is offered jointly by the department of literature, language, writing, and philosophy; the department of communication studies; and the department of social science and history. Students select six 3-credit courses from the list below, making selections from at least three different disciplines.



  • ANTH3102 Anthropology of Children and Childhood











Peter Benson, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Tel: 973-443-8719

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940

Fairleigh Dickinson University Mansion
Office Location
Third Floor, side wing staircase
Hennessy Hall (Mansion)

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