Sociology of Childhood

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Sociology

Course Number: 
382
Institution: 
UMass Amherst
Examines: how childhood has been defined and shaped in our own society, historically, looking at the historically changing social construction of childhood in our own society; children's connections to the adult-organized world, where we learn about various socialization theories and how children learn to be members of the culture, as well as how children are linked to the broader society - the school system, the economy and system of social class, the mass media, consumerism; children's own social worlds, as we, all semester, look at how young children experience, respond to, and attempt to shape their adult-created world.
Comments: 

Pre Req: 100 or 200 lvl SOCIOL

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
16235

Course Sections

Sociology of Childhood
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 3.0

Barbara Tomaskovic-Devey

M W F 11:15AM 12:05PM