This course is designed to expose students to American childhood and youth experiences from a variety of racial, ethnic, class and gender perspectives. The course will be a thematic exploration of a wide range of topics that include but are not limited to: familial and social relationships, social and political movements, educational experiences and economic conditions in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The course will examine childhood through an interdisciplinary approach, incorporating history, literature and sociology to help students contextualize individual and groups experiences. This course meets General Education Core Goal 9: Behavioral & Social Sciences; Core Goal 12: Global Perspectives & Diversity and Core Goal 13: Ethical Reasoning & Behavior.
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