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WILD YEARS: SOCIAL SCIENTISTS ON YOUTH AND GENERATIONS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectSociology
Psychology
Number & Suffix: 118
Full UC Title: WILD YEARS: SOCIAL SCIENTISTS ON YOUTH AND GENERATIONS 
Transcript Title: YOUTH IN SOCIETY 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Youth, youth culture, and youth policy are at the core of the social sciences. In this course various perspectives and concepts are used including generation, counter culture, youth culture or subculture, and– from a more psychology-oriented perspective– adolescence, identity, and group behavior. Behind these concepts lay views on the nature of the young, the relation between youth and the older generation, and the place of youth in society. The differences that exist between (and within) these views can be reduced to different disciplinary traditions, philosophical and epistemological approaches and analytical levels. The generation theory of Karl Mannheim and youth culture approach of Parsons and Eisenstadt are explored in the course. These and other approaches can be placed not only in an epistemological tradition, but can also be reduced to the questions that were asked in the society in which the authors lived. These theories and models are still currently used and discussed to help understand recent youth phenomena or cultures. For this reason, in this course an exploration is conducted with students into various theories that help provide an answer to the uniqueness of the youth phase, the emergence of youth cultures, the differences between youth cultures and subcultures, the changing of generations and, more generally, the role and position of youth in society, also looking as much as possible into differences between various societal types. In the first part of the course students read and discuss developments on youth, youth policy, and youth science and study eight selected core texts. In the final three weeks, students write an essay on a self-chosen subject in which they apply theories and concepts that were discussed during the first period. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: WILD YEARS: SOCIAL SCIENTISTS ON YOUTH AND GENERATIONS 
Partner University Department: Interdisciplinary Social Science 
Partner University Course Number: 200600056