Understanding Youth in the Urban Context

YD289 (Liberal Arts) Understanding Youth in the Urban Context 3 hrs. 3 crs. In this course, students will delve into original texts to examine critical perspectives on urban youth, youthhood, and constructions of youth identity(ies) both in the U.S. and cross-culturally. It begins with an understanding of young people: how they are seen, where they are seen, when they are seen. The spaces where 'youth' and 'youthhood' are constructed in relation to culture, social class, ethnicity, language, race, gender, sexual orientation are examined and the implications for policy and practice discussed. Coreq: ENG 125. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 289 and SOC 288. Not open to students with credit in ANTH 289 or SOC 288. [Flexible Core – Individual and Society]