Spring 2024 Course Information
Youth in Cultural Contexts*
||Iowa State University
||3 credit hours - $600 per credit
||January 16, 2024 - May 09, 2024
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.
For course access questions, contact the teaching university’s campus coordinator. For enrollment questions, contact your home university 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.
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race.
Publisher: Basic Books
The Young are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture
Kiuchi, Y. & Villarruel, F.A.
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinator, Iowa State Online
The email will include instructions for how students can set up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.
If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends. View the Solution Center's hours of operation
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.