Arts and the Child: Elementary School


Winter 2014 quarter

Taught by

visual arts, Chinese studies, human development

All children enjoy singing, painting, and dancing, yet as we grow up this natural ability becomes suppressed and often lost.  This sequence of courses will reach out to the inner child in students and provide opportunities to support children in need of care and education in the community. Lectures, studio arts, research, field trips and volunteer work with children in the community will develop students’ competency as artists, parents, and educators. The course will examine practices of self-cultivation from Eastern and Western perspectives. The winter course is designed with a focus on children in their elementary years.  An additional course in spring will allow students to pursue further projects.

Credit will be awarded in arts and human development.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

teaching, education, social work

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Evening

Advertised schedule: 5:30-9:00p Thu


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Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning: Access to web-based tools required, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.

Required Fees

$15 for tickets to Lunar New Year Festival


Date Revision
January 3rd, 2014 $15 required fee added
December 10th, 2013 Faculty signature requirement removed.

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Winter)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 24


Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 20028

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