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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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHelen Lee

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesWorkshop discussions of readings, worksheets based on set readings, written assignment, lectures, films and online material and tests.

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsANT3CAC

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Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Analyse a range of texts in the field of childhood and youth studies
02. Compare different theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of childhood and youth.
03. Examine the local and global dimensions of social and cultural change for children and youth.
04. Produce a sustained written argument about a specific topic in childhood and youth studies.

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