Summer 2017 Course Information
Contemporary Youth Issues: Working with Adolescents with Difficulties

Course Description
Adolescence roughly covers the years from 12 to 18. However, issues important in adolescence often begin before age 12 and may extend way past 18 years of age into young adulthood. This course examines cognitive, self, and social transitions during this important formative period of life. Issues of identity pervade our understanding of adolescents and affect development with family, peers, school, and work. Identity also plays a central role in gender, intimacy, and sexuality. How adolescents, parents, siblings, peers, teachers, and society deal with these elements, tasks, and situations make the study of adolescence fascinating. Adolescents, as a group, have idealism, energy, and hope that affects our whole society. In turn, society affects adolescent development.
Contacts
Instructor

Robert Pick
Cell Phone: 402-415-5630
robert.pick@unl.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.


Textbooks

Treating the Tough Adolescent. New York, NY:
Sells,Scott P.
Edition: 2004
ISBN: 978-1593850999
Publisher: Guilford Press


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, a UNL campus coordinator (Lisa King, Diane Wasser, Diane Nelson, Kelsey Sims or Danielle Silsbee) will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at canvas.unl.edu.  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
Members of the Great Plains IDEA are universities accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Member universities recruit, admit and graduate students, teach in an academic program and contribute to the leadership and maintenance of the alliance. Membership in the alliance is a selective process that engages institutional leadership at all levels.

– – April-Dawn Knudsen, North Dakota State University