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. This course will be offered once a year if there is sufficient student enrollment. Preq: English 125. Coreq: English 125. Contact the Teacher Education Department when declaring your intent to take this course. This course is cross-listed with ANTH 289. Not open to students with credit in ANTH 289.