Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

SOCI 360: Youth Culture and Society

SOCI 360-001: Youth Culture/Society
(Spring 2017)

Krug Hall 7

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course examines the changing nature of childhood in twenty-first century America,  Among the topics we will cover are the following: changes in the position and roles of  children over time—from the productive role of the colonial child to the consumer role of today’s child; the influence of peer cultures from kindergarten through adolescence; the impact of technology and popular culture on children and youth; the emergence of children as “consumers” rather “producers”; the diminishing involvement of children in the natural world and “nature deficit disorder”; and the impact of social class position on children in an increasingly competitive world.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Introduces sociology of youth and youth culture. Investigates social, economic, and political realities of youth as a group and different groups of youth, including youth cultural production, formation of youth culture, and youth identities in variety of social settings. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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