Fall 2017 Course Information
Youth in Cultural Contexts
||University of Missouri
||3 credit hours - $565 per credit
||August 30, 2017 - December 06, 2017
This course examines cultural context factors that affect youth from a holistic perspective within and outside the family unit. The course provides understanding of the cultural heritage of differing family structures and types. Students explore social and educational processes experienced by youth; this exploration includes through in-depth reading, writing, discussion, critical listening, viewing of contemporary videos, and informal interviews with youth. Students are encouraged to think critically about society and culture, to gain further knowledge of how ethnic groups fit historically into society, and to examine the results of how history has shaped the current cultural climate of the U.S.
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Disability Support Services
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Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
The rise and fall of the American teenager: A new history of the American adolescent experience.
Seen and heard: Teenagers Talk about their lives.
Kalegis, M. M.
The price of privilege: How parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids.
Enrique’s journey: The story of a boy’s dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother.
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This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.