Spring 2018 Course Information
Youth in Cultural Contexts
||Michigan State University
||3 credit hours - $565 per credit
||January 18, 2018 - May 04, 2018
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.
Francisco A. Villarruel
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Disability Support Services
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Until it hurts: America's obsession with youth sports and how it harms our kids
Publisher: Beacon Press
Seen and Heard: Teenagers Talk About Their Lives
Mary Motley Kalergis
Publisher: Stewart Tabori & Chang
Enrique’s journey: The story of a boy’s dangerous odyssey to reunite with his mother
Publisher: Random House
Three weeks before the semester begins, the Registrar's Office enrolls the student in the class and assigns them a student number (PID) and 4 digit passcode (PAN). These are sent to the student in two separate emails using the email address listed in ExpanSIS. The student must use the PID and PAN to activate their MSU email address. After 24-48 hours, the student can access the class through the course management system. The course information pages are sent multiple times to any and all e-mail addresses listed for the student in ExpanSIS.
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.