Youth Development and Social Justice, Minor

Program Code: YDVSJ_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
Requirements for the Minor 19

Requirements for the Minor

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.

Some prerequisites may be required to meet the requirements for this minor.

Prescribed Courses
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
HDFS 175NIntroduction to Youth Development and Arts-based Social Justice Keystone/General Education Course3
HDFS 400Youth Development and Social Justice Capstone Seminar4
HDFS 239Adolescent Development Keystone/General Education Course3
HDFS 345CONTEMPORARY URBAN ISSUES AND SOCIAL JUSTICE FRAMEWORKS Keystone/General Education Course3
Supporting Courses
Supporting Courses: Require a grade of C or better
Select 6 credits from the following courses (One of the supporting courses must be 400-level):6
Intercultural Communication Theory and Research
Juvenile Delinquency Keystone/General Education Course
Gangs and Gang Behavior
The Juvenile Justice System
Water: Science and Society Keystone/General Education Course
Environmental Factors and Their Effect on Your Food Supply Keystone/General Education Course
Values and Ethics in Health and Human Development Professions
Communities and Families
The Helping Relationship
Resolving Human Development and Family Problems
Developmental Problems in Childhood and Adolescence
Developmental Transition to Adulthood
HDFS 468
PLSC 91
Peace and Conflict Studies Seminar
Introduction to the Psychology of Gender Keystone/General Education Course
Adolescence
Applied Social Psychology
Multicultural Psychology in America
Health Psychology
The Psychology of Gender
Social Problems Keystone/General Education Course

Academic Advising

The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.

Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

Brandywine

Kristen Goessling
Assistant Professor
25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1432
kpg5193@psu.edu

Career Paths

Supports career goals in adolescent behavioral health, social work, advocacy and nonprofit administration, public policy, education, community organizing, and criminal justice.

Contact

Brandywine

25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063
610-892-1432
kpg5193@psu.edu

https://brandywine.psu.edu/academics/minors/youth-development-and-social-justice-minor