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Youth Participation

2020/2021
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

The focus will be done on the analysis of the concepts of civic engagement/civic participation/citizenship and the specificity of youth civic engagement/participation in modern societies. During the course, we will learn about theories that describe modern civic participation, citizenship, including a digital one. We also consider the relations between the youth, society, and the political sphere. The course will present the theoretical backgrounds of studying youth civic participation in the modern world and will include the practical part of conducting an empirical analysis of youth civic participation and personal student's experience.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The aim of this course is to discuss the concept of youth civic participation in the context of modern societies and globalization. The focus will be done on the analysis of the theoretical concepts and personal experiences of being a citizen.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • - improve and develop his/her intellectual and cultural level
  • - identify socially significant problems and propose solutions to them based on the use of relevant scientific theories, concepts,approaches and social technologies
  • - improve and develop his/her intellectual and cultural level.
  • - identify socially significant problems and propose solutions to them based on the use of relevant scientific theories, concepts, approaches and social technologies
  • - be able to identify the needs and interests of social groups, propose mechanisms for their coordination among themselves for the development of social communities
  • be able to conduct professional (including research) activities in the international environment
  • be able to identify the needs and interests of social groups, propose mechanisms for their coordination among themselves for the development of social communities
  • identify and discover patterns, invent new ways and instruments of professional activity
  • build a trajectory of professional development and career
  • improve and develop his/her intellectual and cultural level
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Civic participation/engagement/citizenship
    In this course chapter the students will discuss the main theoretical approach for main concepts of the course: citizenship, civic engagement, civic participation, civic activism. These concepts are overlapping sometimes, students will understand the differences between them and the main theoretical arguments concerning youth engagement.
  • Youth participation
    In this class, we will discuss the specificity of youth civic participation/civic engagement. We will think about the 'apathy' of young people presented in the social surveys. The new/alternative formats of civic participation would be analyzed.
  • Digital participation / digital citizenship
    Digital technology and everyday civic life. The construction of civic identity in the online world. Social and political activism and new media. Youth in the digital city: communications, connectivity, mobility, citizenship.
  • Autoethnographic analysis of civic participation
    Autoethnography is the strategy of qualitative research. In this class, we will implement it for the analysis of the personal experience of civic participation.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation
    In-class participation – activity during seminars
  • non-blocking Homework
    Homework – presentation of auto-ethnography (the analysis of personal experience of civic activity and participation in digital world)
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam: in the format of a written essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Exam + 0.2 * Homework + 0.4 * In-class participation
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • The Oxford handbook of citizenship edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, Maarten Vink. (2017).
  • The Oxford handbook of citizenship edited by Ayelet Shachar, Rainer Bauböck, Irene Bloemraad, Maarten Vink. (2017). Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edswao&AN=edswao.490782183

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Andrew Herrmann. (2017). Organizational Autoethnographies : Power and Identity in Our Working Lives. Routledge.
  • Kalu N. Kalu. (2017). Citizenship : Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge. Routledge.
  • Robin M. Boylorn, & Mark P. Orbe. (2014). Critical Autoethnography : Intersecting Cultural Identities in Everyday Life. Routledge.
  • Taberez Ahmed Neyazi. (2015). News on the Internet: Information and Citizenship in the 21st Century by David Tewksbury and Jason Rittenberg . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2012 . £60.00, 208pp., ISBN 978-0195391961 The Oxford Handbook of Internet Studies by William H. Dutton (ed.). Oxford : Oxford University Press , 2013 . 632pp., £105.00, ISBN 978-0199589074. Political Studies Review, (1), 135. https://doi.org/10.1111/1478-9302.12073_61
  • Terkla, D. G., & O’Leary, L. S. (2014). Assessing Civic Engagement : New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 162. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=957017
  • Tony E. Adams, Stacy Holman Jones, & Carolyn Ellis. (2015). Autoethnography. Oxford University Press.