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Магистерская программа «Современный социальный анализ»

Sociology of Childhood and Adolescence

2021/2022
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

This discipline belongs to the elective disciplines of the Varian part. To master the discipline the competencies obtained during the study of disciplines: Modern sociological theory, Methodology and research methods in sociology. The objectives of the discipline "Sociology of childhood and adolescence" are the formation of ideas about the phenomena of childhood and adolescence, as well as the development of modern sociological approaches to their study.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Developing an understanding of the phenomena of childhood and adolescence
  • Understanding modern sociological approaches to their study
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The student is able to summarise and reproduce the lesson material, evaluate it, express/write his/her own point of view, offer his/her own interpretation
  • The student is able to independently search for relevant scientific sources and conduct an independent analysis of them.
  • The student has skills in working with scholarly sources in English and knows the main trends in contemporary international sociology of childhood and adolescence.
  • The student applies knowledge of theoretical approaches to planning a sociological study on childhood and adolescence
  • Is able to identify socially relevant problems of childhood and adolescence on the basis of material analysis and suggest measures to solve them on the basis of the knowledge acquired in the course.
  • The student demonstrates the ability to choose a methodological framework and develop a programme and tools for sociological research.
  • The student demonstrates proficiency in sociological research methods while analysing the phenomena of childhood and adolescence
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Theme 1: " Child " and " adolescent ": A history of phenomena and concepts
    The age and approaches to its analysis. A sociological and cultural approach to the analysis of age groups. Social construction and development of perceptions of childhood and adolescence. Philippe Ariès on the history of childhood. Neil Postman on the disappearance of childhood. Historical evolution of images of childhood in society. Adolescence as a twentieth-century phenomenon. Kidult as a social phenomenon
  • Theme 2: Sociology of childhood and adolescence: history of development, main theoretical approaches
    Research on childhood and adolescence: history and main disciplinary approaches. Psychological and sociological approaches to understanding childhood. Socialisation theory. The "new" sociology of childhood
  • Theme 3: Childhood and adolescence in the context of structural conditions
    The institutionalisation of the world of childhood and adolescence. The child and adolescent in the context of family, education, political and economic institutions.
  • Theme 4: Everyday life and cultural practices of childhood and adolescence
    The everyday world of childhood and adolescence, structure and function. The agency of the child in the context of work, family, education.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Homework
    The homework is done in groups of 2-3 people. The task of the group is to give a presentation on "My Post-Soviet Childhood". The results of the study should be presented in the form of a presentation, which should include the following aspects: 1. Material world 2. Practices. 3. institutions 4. Social relations and hierarchies.
  • non-blocking In-class participation
    In-class participation involves the active engagement of students in the discussion of proposed theoretical sources or examples of empirical research on digital society, digital youth. Seminars may include group work, processing of publicly available information, presentation, and further discussion of materials in compliance with the ethics of academic discussion. Self-study requires from students skills of academic reading, analysis of empirical sources on course topics, ability to represent arguments in a structured way, and to demonstrate the scientific skills of reflection and critical thinking about the material In-class participation will include: - Academic reading - watching and discussing films - PowerPoint presentations - Self-reflection on student’s experience
  • non-blocking Экзамен
    The final exam takes the form of a presentation of individual autoethnographic research on the topic of childhood and adolescence (based on the analysis of own photographs). The topic of the research is chosen by the student independently and agreed upon with the tutor. The presentation should include the following components: 1. Rationale for the research topic. 2. Theoretical framework of the study. 3. Rationale and description of research logic. 4. Results of the analysis and conclusions.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.3 * Homework + 0.3 * In-class participation + 0.4 * Экзамен
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Font Palomar, M. (2018). A history of childhood. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.C8F50FB0
  • Honig, M.-S., Corsaro, W. A., & Qvortrup, J. (2009). The Palgrave Handbook of Childhood Studies. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=310580