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Understanding Youth: Youth Identity, Growth, Development

In this service-learning class, we will explore the identity, strengths, challenges, and behavior of youth by examining theories and stages of youth growth and development. We will proceed from a variety of perspectives: historical biological, psychological, sociological, political, and personal. The course will utilize bio-psycho-social and sociological frameworks to explore the social construction and marginalization of youth. The course will further explore youth identity by examining youth cultures and subcultures. This class is intended to foster your knowledge of yourself, perspectives for understanding youth, and your own civic engagement.

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