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IDS:116Historical, Social, and Cultural Constructions of Youth3

This course examines historical, social, and cultural constructions of youth in discourse, including texts created about, for, and by girls, boys, and teens. This course also exposes students to the primary theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches developed by Youth Studies scholars to analyze media texts and youth cultures, focusing primarily on research in the social sciences, gender studies, literary criticism, and cultural studies. Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.