CHILDHOOD , YOUTH AND CULTURE

ANT2CAC

2015

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

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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:
Tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; written assignment

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

Activities:
Lectures; films; tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; written assignment; online tests.

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

Activities:
Lectures; films; tutorial discussions of readings; worksheets based on tutorial readings; written assignment; online tests.

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

Activities:
Written assignment.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class assignments (equivalent to 1000 words)25 02, 01, 03
One 2,000-word written assignment50 04, 02, 01, 03
Online tests (1,000-word equivalent)25 02, 03