Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Child and Adult Advocacy Studies (CAAST) Minor


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Minor code: CAAS

Child and Adult Advocacy Studies is an 18-credit interdisciplinary undergraduate minor. It is designed for current undergraduate students enrolled at IUP. It provides mandated reporters and first responders in criminology, education, family studies, medicine, nursing, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, and other disciplines with evidence-based, culturally relevant knowledge and skills to improve the outcomes for victims and perpetrators of interpersonal violence across the lifespan. A student’s major determines which CAAST minor s/he pursues: one minor has been designed for Psychology majors, one minor has been designed for Sociology majors, and one minor has been designed for all other majors.

Required Courses for Psychology Majors: 9


Students who are psychology majors can only have two PSYC courses that count for their major and the CAAST minor. 

Required Courses for Sociology majors: 9


Students who are Sociology/Human Services Track majors can only have to SOC courses that count for their major and the CAAST minor.  Sociology/General Track majors who wish to get a CAAST minor must take SOC 391 and SOC 392 as part of their free electives.

Total Minor Requirements (all majors): 18 credits


(1) Credits counted in Liberal Studies, not in the minor.

(2) With the aid of a CAAST minor advisor, students will select classes (a) from both PSYC and SOC, and (b) that will cover the spectrum of violence across the lifespan.

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