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Craig J Jeffrey
SIS 111
Seattle Campus

Global Youth

Examines how a focus on young people might inform our understanding of key aspects of global social and political change. Students discuss the links between their own lives and those of students in other global contexts, with particular reference to health threats, environmental transformations, and educational change. Offered: jointly with GEOG 111; W.

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Global transformations in economic prospects and cultural possibilities have catapulted young people to the center of political life internationally. Tellingly, the World Bank focused its 2007 World Development Report on youth transitions to adulthood. But how can we connect the struggles of youth elsewhere with our own concerns? Global Youth 111 allows students to discuss the links between their own lives and those of students in other global contexts, with particular reference to health threats, environmental transformation, and educational change. More broadly, the course examines how a focus on young people might inform our understanding of key aspects of global social and political change. The course might be of interest not only to students early in their university careers but also to juniors and seniors keen to think creatively around the themes of youth, social justice, and global change.

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Last Update by M Jane Meyerding
Date: 10/17/2008