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Youth Work Center

  • YTHCTR 220  Understanding Youth: Youth Identity, Growth, Development

    Description:
    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.   More Info

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    • TBA
  • YTHCTR 320  Models of Practice in Youth Work: Models of Practice with Urban Youth

    Description:
    This service-learning class is intended to foster your knowledge of yourself, participatory models of practice with youth, positive youth development, community, diversity, and your own civic engagement. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills to work with individuals and groups in youth work settings. Participation in the class will encourage you to think about communities and the issues youth and communities face. Students will analyze the concepts of social difference and structural inequality and their application to youth work practice.   More Info

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  • YTHCTR 340  Analyzing a Youth Issue

    Description:
    In this class students will learn how to analyze problems/issues affecting urban youth, and identify and assess the impact of different programs to address those issues. The focus will be on issues of urban youth particularly those dealing with education and the achievement gap. Students will participate in engaged research or service-learning.   More Info

    Offered in:
    • TBA