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MCMASTER UNIVERSITY

SOCIAL SCIENCES 2P03(e)
CANADIAN ADOLESCENTS
January 6th to April 8th 2014
Monday Evenings: 7:00 p.m. – 9:50 p.m.
Location: MDCL 1305
Professor Geraldine Voros
Office: KTH 217 Ext. 27897
Office Hours: Tuesday evening 5:30 p.m. – 7:00p.m. with meetings by appointment only

The purpose of this course is to study the perceived versus the actual status of Canadian adolescents. A number of topics may be considered including:

a)Introduction: A Brief Historical Introduction To The Development Of The Concept Of Adolescence b)Adolescents And Perspectives
c)Definitions Of Adolescence
d)Demographics Of Canadian Adolescents
e)Theories And Concepts Related To Adolescence
f) Adolescence A Time Of Change:
i) Adolescence And Self Definition And Self Esteem
ii) Peer Groups: Power And Violence
iii) Friendship: The Quality Of Male Versus Female Relationships iv) Adolescence And Sexuality
v) Adolescence And Moral Development
vi) Adolescence And Leisure Time
vii) The Impact Of Family, Education, Religion And The Mass Media Upon Adolescence viii) Adolescence And The Social Politics Of Work
g)Adolescents And Their Hopes And Dreams For The Future

Given the range of possible topics, the instructor reserves the right to make decisions regarding course content as the term progresses. In addition to the lectures and readings, we will entertain presentations with regard to the related fields and discuss how certain issues translate into actual social situations in our everyday lives. Students will be encouraged to relate theories, themes, concepts and issues to their own experiences. Open forums of discussion are encouraged so that students may develop an objective and critical stance given the status of Canadian adolescents.

Course Evaluation: There are two bases of evaluation in the course.

FORM OF EVALUATION PERCENTAGE OF FINAL GRADE

1) Midterm Exam/Evaluation = 100%50%

2) Final Exam/Evaluation = 100%50%

Required Texts: These texts will act as the basis for reading throughout the term and will be supplemented with reference material discussed in class.

Required Texts:

Bibby, R., Russell, S., & Rolheiser, R. (2009). The Emerging Millennials: How Canada’s Newest Generation Is Responding To Change and Choice. The University of Lethbridge Printing Services: Alberta.

Custom Courseware
2014 Social Science 2PO3: Canadian Adolescents. McMaster University: Hamilton

Suggested Readings: For those who might want to read related material.

Artz, Sibylle. (1998). Sex, Power & The Violent School Girl. Trifolium Books Inc.: Toronto.

Bibby,R. (2001). Canada’s Teens: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow. Stoddart Publishing Co. Ltd.: Toronto.

Lau, Evelyn. (1989). Runaway: Diary Of A Street Kid. HarperCollins: Toronto.

Overview Of Readings

Jan. 6th

Introductory lecture

Jan.13th

Bibby, R., Russell, S., & Rolheiser, R. (2009). The Emerging Millennials: How Canada’s Newest Generation Is Responding To Change and Choice. The University of Lethbridge Printing Services: Alberta. Chapter 1, pgs. 5-20

Chapter 2 pgs. 21-41

Jan. 20th

Bibby, R., Russell, S., & Rolheiser, R. (2009). The Emerging Millennials: How Canada’s Newest Generation Is Responding To Change and Choice. The University of Lethbridge Printing Services: Alberta. Chapter 3, pgs. 42-60

Chapter 4, pgs. 61-83

Jan. 27th

Bibby, R., Russell, S., & Rolheiser, R. (2009). The Emerging Millennials: How Canada’s Newest Generation Is Responding To Change and Choice. The University of Lethbridge Printing Services: Alberta. Chapter 5, pgs. 84-100

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