Course Information
Youth in Cultural Contexts

Course Description
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.
Contacts
Instructor

Robin Horstmeier
Office: 636-795-0507
HorstmeierR@missouri.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

Publications Manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 6
ISBN: 978-1433805615

The rise and fall of the American teenager: A new history of the American adolescent experience.
Hine, T.
Edition: 1999
ISBN: 0-380-72853-2

Seen and heard: Teenagers Talk about their lives.
Kalegis, M. M.
Edition: 1998
ISBN: 978-1556708343

The price of privilege: How parental pressure and material advantage are creating a generation of disconnected and unhappy kids.
Levine, M
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 978-0060595845

Enrique’s journey: The story of a boy’s dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother.
Nazzario, S
Edition: 2007
ISBN: 978-0812971781


Course Access
 
Approximately two weeks before the first day of class at MU, the Mizzou Online student services department will email course access information to students for courses taught by MU. Using the instructions and information in the email, students will be able to access their myZou account. Students will then be able to activate their MU email account and access Canvas at Mizzou.  Instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Returning students will be sent information on how to access this information and reset their password if they have forgotten it. Students are loaded into the course site one week before the start date of the class; however, instructors may restrict course access until the first day of class.
 
Students needing assistance accessing their account should contact the IT Help Desk at techsupport@missouri.edu or 573-882-5000.

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