SOC380.17 Sociology of Childhood and Youth Culture

The course will focus on the notion of youth in a broad sense as a phase in human life between childhood and adulthood. The course will examine the social construction of youth in Turkey, Middle East and Western societies, and will focus on fundamental social changes facing the youth today in educational sphere, transition from school to work, and transition from dependency to independence and family formation. Then, we will discuss the unique patterns characteristic of youth in the areas of wellness and health, delinquency and crime, life-styles and subcultures, political participation and other. Finally, we will examine the role of youth subcultures and their variability in the global context. (SOC 3092)

Department: Sociology

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3