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2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 246 Childhood

This course will challenge you to think about childhood as a diverse global experience by exploring a set of fundamental questions: how do definitions of childhood vary across history, culture, and scholarly discipline? In what sense do children's daily lives differ from place to place, and how are race, class, and gender linked to discourses and experiences of childhood? How do children stand in as symbols for broader political and cultural concerns? The course will explore these questions by considering the ways childhood is constructed and experienced in relation to such topics as education, labor, migration, human rights, violence, consumerism, and media.


A&S 102 or A&S 103 or permission of instructor