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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ANTH 3800 Childhood and Social Justice

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of childhood studies from a social justice perspective. The course provides students with foundational knowledge to critically assess current policies, practices, and discourses that shape the meanings, conceptions, and lived experiences of children and childhood; as well as how they shape adulthood. Our primary concern will be exploring children’s experiences of intersecting systems of inequality (class, race, gender, sexuality, and ability) in order to participate in current debates concerning children and childhood. The course will allow students to explore how children’s perspectives, heretofore marginalized, can challenge fundamental assumptions of the social world and nourish the imagining of alternative arrangements.  This course is fulfills UCC area 4 and is Writing Intensive. Cross Listed Course(s): Must complete 15 credits of UCC area 1-3 before registering for area 4.
Credits: 3.0