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Program overview
For more information about duration, please contact the university.
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
London (Ontario, Canada)
21 December 2021

London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

London (Ontario, Canada)

Program description

Childhood and Youth Studies

As part of Interdisciplinary Programs the CSI program combines a unique focus on identifying often overlooked child competencies, a constructive questioning of existing understandings of childhood, and an exploration of the implications of the changing status of children and childhood in Canada and internationally. We take a critical view of the social institutions around childhood – the home, the school, the legal system, the educational system, etc. Students will engage with a variety of courses which offer opportunities to deepen their knowledge in the area and will gain skills in critical thinking and social and historical analysis as well as understanding how childhood is experienced by children. Issues around children rights and children agency are a prominent feature of our courses.

There are two certificate/diploma programs associated with CSI, open to any student at King who meets admission requirements. The Certificate is for those currently registered in a degree program, while the diploma is for those who have already graduated.

Cert/Dip in Childhood and the Justice System: There have been significant changes in the legal status of children in Canada within the past decade with respect to both civil and criminal law. This program examines those changes and what they imply for court practices and procedures as well as the supports that are required in order to implement the new legal developments.

Admission requirements

Students admitted to King's University College must be proficient in written and spoken English. If English is not your first language, you must provide proof of your proficiency in listening, speaking, writing and reading English. Typically, this is done through an official test or ESL program. We reserve the right to ask anybody to provide proof of English language proficiency.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

  • histories of childhood
  • changing images of children and childhood
  • children and media
  • children's geographies
  • children's social worlds
  • peer relations
  • children, work and labour
  • children's rights
  • family and child poverty
  • the politics of childhood
  • children and the legal system
  • family and childhood social policy

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information

Tuition fees

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Career opportunities

Many of our students take further studies after graduation (for example, in the health field, in Law, etc.) and many go on to study education. Other potential careers include professional careers in social policy, social work, or academic careers.

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

Founded in 1954, King’s University College at Western University is a Catholic, liberal arts university college affiliated with a large, world-class university. King’s students enjoy small classes led by outstanding faculty on a small, beautiful campus while enjoying the experiences...

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King's University College at The University of Western Ontario

266 Epworth Ave.
N6A 2M3 London Ontario

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