Arts and the Child: Elementary School

Winter 2015 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 education and self-cultivation from Eastern and Western perspectives. The winter course is designed with a focus on children beginning their formal schooling, K-3 grade. The course in spring will focus on grades 3-5 and above and 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: Class time is on Thursdays, 5:30-9pm + plus the Lunar Year Year/Tai Ji celebration Fri/Sat/Sun, Feb 13 (6-9p), Feb 21, 22 (10a-5p). First meeting will be Thursday, January 8, 5:30pm, in Sem 2 A1105.,


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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

Student fee for the Tai Ji celebration - $15.00

Registration Information

Credits: 4 (Winter)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Course Reference Number

(4 credits): 20196

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