Childhood in America (IDS 116)

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.

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