PPS 242S.01 (PPS124.01) – CHILDREN IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the issues facing today’s youth, from childhood through adolescence. Students will begin by exploring the forces that shape the definition of childhood across place and time, and review how different social science disciplines study childhood. They will then consider the many social contexts of childhood, including the family, schools, the economy, race, and gender. One of the objectives of this course is to gain an understanding of issues of childhood adversity—including poverty, abuse and violence, deviance and delinquency, and health inequities—and some of the public policies that address these issues.
[Areas of Knowledge: SS; Inquiries/Competencies: W]