King's University College

Childhood & Social Institutions Program
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The Childhood & Social Institutions Program is a cross disciplinary, limited enrollment program designed to provide students with a useful academic foundation in the subject matter. The program combines the new insights from recent studies of childhood and families in today's society with the best of the more established perspectives to offer a timely, comprehensive and responsive academic experience.

The CSI program is structured to enable and encourage students to combine it with other areas of study. CSI may be taken as an Area of Concentration (3-year BA), as an Honors BA, or as part of an approved Combined Honors program.

Program Overview
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Community - Undergraduate
Department Address

Kings University College
266 Epworth Ave
London ON N6A2M3

Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Childhood & Social Institutions
Undergrad Comments

The CSI program will be of interest to people planning professional or academic careers in:

Family Law;Social Policy;Social Program Development (in either Government or Social Service Agencies);Social Work;Clinical Work with Families or Children;Education;Journalism;Human Resource Management;Early Childhood Education;Academic Eareer in a Humanities or Social Science Discipline (with a Emphasis on Childhood and Family Studies)

Topics covered in the program include:

History of Families and Childhood;Changing Images of Children and Families;Changing Family Structures;Family Interaction;Family Formation and Breakdown;Child Development;Childhood Socialization;Children's Social Worlds;Peer Relations;Families and Work;Family and Child Poverty;Families and Communities;Politics and Families;Families and the Legal System;Family and Childhood Social Policy

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.