CHILDHOOD , YOUTH AND CULTURE

ANT2CAC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Studying childhood and youth is an important means of understanding culture and society. In this subject students examine the ways anthropologists and sociologists have studied childhood from birth to adulthood and how their theories and methods have been influenced by work in other fields such as psychology and linguistics. Students are introduced to recent approaches which emphasise the active role children play in their own social development. Topics central to the study of childhood and youth cross-culturally are explored, such as infant care, identity construction, gender development, child labour and child survival, child abuse and children's rights.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ANT3CAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Analyse a range of texts in the field of childhood and youth studies

Activities:
Workshop discussions of readings; worksheets based on set readings; written assignment
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Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Compare different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of childhood and youth.

Activities:
Lectures; films and other online material; workshop discussions of readings; worksheets based on set readings; written assignment; online tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Examine the local and global dimensions of social and cultural change for children and youth.

Activities:
Lectures; films and other online material; workshop discussions of readings; worksheets based on set readings; written assignment; online tests.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Produce a sustained written argument about a specific topic in childhood and youth studies.

Activities:
Written assignment.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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