Spring 2020 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

Meghan Gillette
Office: 515-294-7050
meghang@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

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.


Textbooks

Youth Studies: Fundamental Issues and Debates
Côté, J.
Edition: 2014
ISBN: 978-0-230-36845-3
Publisher: New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race
Tatum, B.D.
Edition: 2017
ISBN: 9780465060689
Publisher: New York, NY: Basic Books

The Young are Making Their World: Essays on the Power of Youth Culture
Kiuchi, Y. & Villarruel, F.A.
Edition: 2016
ISBN: 978-0786498840
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Inc

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association
Edition: 6th edition, 2010
ISBN: 978-1433805615
Publisher: American Psychological Association


Course Access
 
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 coordinators:

Katie Mott for Dietetics, ECEMS, FFP, Gerontology, and Youth Development
Casey Smith for Community Development, Swine Science, Food Safety, Agriculture Mechanization, and Quantitative Genetics & Genomics

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 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.


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.

– – Casey Colin, Dietetics Graduate