Sociology of the Youth
- The course aims to introduce students to the theoretical approaches and current state of youth studies
- The student knows the basics of subcultural and post-subcultural theory as well as modern approaches to the analysis of youth.
- The student is able to interpret sociological theories and apply them to his/her own research.
- The student is able to design, develop, and present a research project.
- The student demonstrates the ability to work with theoretical and empirical materials
- Theoretical aspects of youth studies
- Being young: dimensions of youth culture and everyday life
- Applying the theory
- In-class ParticipationIn-class partisipation involves participation in seminar classes in the course. It involves discussion of academic/publicistic articles read in the course. a prerequisite for receiving a minimum positive grade is attendance at the seminar. A higher grade requires participation in a discussion
- HomeworkHomework consists of reading the text and completing the assignments within a certain time period. A total of 4-5 texts will be included in the homework. The total grade for the homework will be calculated as an average.
- Final examThe final exam is held in the form of presentations of final group projects. The task of a group project is to apply the knowledge and optics learned in the course to an analysis of a product of popular culture (film, performer, etc.). Students must form mini-groups of 4-5 people, formulate a topic, and coordinate it with the course instructor. The topic cannot be general descriptive, but must have a clear research focus.
- 2023/2024 2nd module0.3 * Final exam + 0.3 * Homework + 0.4 * In-class Participation
- Brake, M. (1985). Comparative Youth Culture : The Sociology of Youth Cultures and Youth Subcultures in America, Britain and Canada. London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=79714
- Gildart, K., Gough-Yates, A., Lincoln, S., Osgerby, B., & Worley, M. (2017). Youth Culture and Social Change : Making a Difference by Making a Noise. London: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1361964
- Best, A. L. (2007). Representing Youth : Methodological Issues in Critical Youth Studies. New York: NYU Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=200896
- Schwartz, M., & Winkel, H. (2016). Eastern European Youth Cultures in a Global Context. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1231178