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Required Courses for Education

YEAR 1
CHYS 1F90
Introduction to Child and Youth Studies
Theories, methods and issues involved in studying children and youth from a multidisciplinary
perspective. Topics may include the history of childhood, family life, peer relations and children and
youth with special needs.
EDUC 1F95
Introduction to Foundations of Education
Historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological dimensions of formal schooling within a
Canadian context.
PSYC 1F90
Foundations of Psychology
Methodological approaches and contemporary issues in psychology and their application to everyday
life.
SOCI 1F90
Introduction to Sociology
Major theoretical paradigms, core concepts and research methodologies. Sociological perspectives on
contemporary problems in Canadian, cross-cultural and global contexts.
DART 1F91
Introduction to Theatre and Performance
Significant concepts and issues in the study of theatre and performance, and the role of theatre and
performance in society.
YEAR 2
CHYS 2P10
Child and Youth Development
Basic concepts and contemporary issues in the development of the child and youth, including processes
in cognitive and social-emotional patterns of change. Developmental theory and research provides the
conceptual framework.
CHYS 2P15
Principles of Service Learning
Emphasis on applying service-learning theories and principles within a community/educational setting
and examining the service experience within multidisciplinary perspectives.
CHYS 2P35
Children and Youth with Exceptionalities

Theoretical aspects of development of child and youth with exceptional needs. Topics may include
cognitive, physical and psychological/emotional differences.
CHYS 2P38
Childhood, Youth and Society
Historical, cross-cultural and sociological perspectives on the relationship between childhood, youth and
society. Topics include children and youth in schools, communities, popular culture and state policy.
CHYS 2P51
Research Methods in Child and Youth Studies 1
Introduction to qualitative and applied approaches in the multidisciplinary study of children and youth,
emphasizing theoretical foundations, research design, data collection, and analysis.
CHYS 2P52
Research Methods in Child and Youth Studies 2
Introduction to quantitative and applied approaches in the multidisciplinary study of children and youth,
emphasizing theoretical foundations, research design, data collection, and analysis.
DART 1F95
Drama in Education and Applied Theatre 1
Application of core theories, methodologies and practices of Drama in Education and Applied Theatre,
emphasizing interactive teaching strategies.
MATH 1P40
Mathematics Integrated with Computers and Applications 1
Exploration of ideas and problems in algebra, differential equations, and dynamical systems using
computers. Topics include number theory, integers mod p, roots of equations, fractals, predator-prey
models and the discrete logistic equation for population growth.
MATH 1P20
Introduction to Mathematics
Essential mathematics skills required for university mathematics courses. Set, real and complex
numbers, solutions of inequalities and equations, functions, inverse functions, composition of functions,
polynomial functions, rational functions, trigonometry, trigonometric functions, conic sections,
exponential functions, logarithmic functions, polar co-ordinates, mathematical induction, binomial
theorem, vectors and matrices.
YEAR 3
CHYS 3P10
Qualitative Research methods in Child and Youth Studies
Philosophical assumptions, common qualitative methodologies, their design and procedures, and
techniques for writing effective proposals. Overview of contemporary critical thought impacting
qualitative research in the social sciences and beyond.

CHYS 3P15
Qualitative Research Methods in Child and Youth Studies
Data screening and descriptive statistics, univariate procedures for correlation and group comparison,
multiple regression, data assumptions and statistical software application, including data management
and interpretation of results.
CHYS 3P09
Culture and Mental Health of Children/Youth
Environmental risk factors on the etiology and trajectories of childhood and youth
behavioural/emotional disorders. Emphasis on the influence of culture, gender, and race/ethnicity.
CHYS 3P20
Learning Disabilities
Current theoretical, methodological and remedial approaches to learning disabilities in children and
youth. Cognitive and social aspects of learning disabilities.
CHYS 3P27
Policies of Childhood and Youth: Canadian Perspectives
Canadian initiatives in child welfare, education, health and childrens right within a broader global
context. Roles of national and local governments, non-governmental organizations, professionals, adults
and children.
EDUC 3F02
Cognition and Learning
Psychological approaches to cognitive, behavioral and social development. Cognitive processes in
learning and instruction (assisting students to use appropriate cognitive processes on specific academic
tasks). Cognitive theories applied to school subject areas including reading, writing, mathematics and
science.
EDUC 3P00
Foundations of Curriculum
Explores models of curriculum from historical, philosophical and pedagogical perspectives.
EDUC 3P40
Family, Schools and Literacy
Research and issues in family literacy and parental involvement in education. Strategies for intervention
and home-school collaboration in literacy development.
EDBE 8P15
Introduction to Teaching, Learning and Schooling Primary/Junior/Intermediate
Exploration of commonplaces of education, qualities of teaching and methods as related to the Ethical
Standards and the Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Teachers. Connections between
theory, experience and reflective practices using narrative inquiry approaches. Progressive and
constructivist theory and philosophy.

MATH 1P66
Mathematical Reasoning
Introduction to mathematical INDGraction, logic and proofs including mathematical induction.
YEAR 4
CHYS 3P91
Applications of Behaviour Analysis and Therapy
Diverse habilitative and rehabilitative work with children, youth and families focusing on research,
education, clinical practice and everyday life.
CHYS 4F80
The Disciplinary Continuum
Uni-, to inter-, to trans-disciplinary approaches in the study of current topics related to childhood and
youth such as self-regulation, bullying, exceptionalities, risk-taking, peer cultures, popular culture, and
rights.
CHYS 4P01
Development of Self and Identity
Multidisciplinary exploration of the development of self and identity in childhood and adolescence,
focusing on classic and contemporary theoretical frameworks. Topics include distinction between selfas-subject and self-as-object, unity versus multiplicity in the self, and social construction of selfhood.
EDUC 3P60
Gender Issues in Teaching and Learning
Theoretical and practical aspects of feminist engagement with pedagogic processes within/against both
traditional and alternative educational contexts; examination of levels and components of education
from a variety of feminist theoretical perspectives; pedagogic and political consequences of ideology
critique and alternative practices.
EDUC 4P17
Integrating Curriculum and Assessment Primary/Junior
Explores current research and emerging issues related to assessment of, for and as learning and their
seamless integration into curriculum.
EDUC 4P27
Twenty-First-Century Literacies Across the Primary/Junior Curriculum
Explores multiliteracy across the curriculum including critical, technological, media and financial
literacies.
MATH 1P70
Mathematics in Culture
Role of mathematics in past and contemporary cultures including applications to science, society and

the arts. Topics may include the stock market, social media, cryptography, history of numbers, statistics
in newspapers, game theory, music, epidemics, and mathematics in movies and television.
MATH 1P97
Calculus with Applications
Lines, polynomials, logarithms and exponential functions; two-sided limits; rates of change using
derivatives; max and min of functions using derivatives; higher derivatives and concavity; area under a
curve using integrals; optimization of functions of two variables using partial derivatives; growth and
decay using differential equations; applications to many different disciplines; use of computer algebra
systems.