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SOCY 1707 Passion, Power, and Purpose: Adolescence in a Digital Age (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Youth are the sparks that keep society moving forward. Whereas adolescents have been stereotyped as restless, vulnerable, and self-centered, this course will take a positive youth development (PYD) lens to understanding biological, cognitive and social transitions of this period in our global present. In contrast to deficit-oriented theories of adolescence, PYD focuses on youths’ passions, power, and purposes, and providing them with the resources needed to achieve their potentials. This course will involve both research and “search”—the scholarly study of diverse paths leading from childhood to adulthood and exploration into one’s own journey.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Belle Liang

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions


Last Updated: 06-Mar-17