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Critical Youth Studies
EDST 240
Fall 2023
Section: 01  

This course will use sociocultural lenses to examine, unpack, and trouble traditional understandings of youth and adolescence--or how society determines, monitors, and polices how human beings move towards and then reach adulthood. We will use various critical theoretical frameworks to study the assumptions placed on young people by different institutions and systems and the ways those assumptions control how, where, and who young people are allowed to be. Such an exploration is vitally important for the study of education because so much time is spent thinking about what and how young people should learn without ever really considering how we learn what a "youth" is thought to be. This course seeks to let go of normative modes of approaching and understanding the idea of "development" to better appreciate the myriad of ways that young people experience the process of moving toward adulthood.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS EDST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (EDST-MN)(EDST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on MAY-27-2024
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