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Магистерская программа «Современный социальный анализ»

Youth Participation

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

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
  • 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
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.
  • Civic participation in the digital era
    In the frame of this class, the new type of citizenship and participation would be discussed: digital citizenship and civic participation in the context of the global digitalized world. The process of civic identity in the digital environment and the process of its construction would be in the focus of discussion.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class participation
    In-class participation – activity during seminars + collective presentation of the readings
  • non-blocking Homework
    Homework – presentation of the empirical analysis of a case of youth civic participation. The analysis is conducted in small groups.
  • non-blocking Exam
    Exam: in the format of a written essay
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.5 * Exam + 0.25 * Homework + 0.25 * 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

  • Kalu N. Kalu. (2017). Citizenship : Identity, Institutions, and the Postmodern Challenge. Routledge.
  • 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