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SOC 144
Sociology of Childhood
Spring

How are children's lives different across class and race in the United States? Why are some children seen as dangerous and others in need of protection and care? What are the pros and cons of treating teenagers as children? This course explores the ways that education, family structure, the criminal justice system, and the child welfare system affect the lives of children in the U.S. Special attention will be paid to intersections of race, class, gender, immigration, and sexuality.
Offered every other year beginning 2019-20.

Course Credit:
3-4

Instructor(s):
Staff

Note(s):
Offered in alternation with: SOC

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Community Engagement, Race, Gender & Power

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Last Updated: 6/23/17