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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2006

AMS 391 • History and Culture of American Youth Organizations

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30075 W
6:30 PM-9:30 PM
EPS 1.128

Course Description

The primary objectives of "The History and Culture of American Youth Organizations" are to provide students with (1) a theoretical framework within which to assess the significance of youth organizations in the larger society, (2) knowledge of the interdisciplinary scholarship on youth culture and youth organizations, (3) an informed understanding of the challenges and opportunities that a range of contemporary youth organizations face, and (4) experience in conducting qualitative research, with an emphasis on the ethnographic approach. The course will include a service-learning component that will enable students to connect the scholarly literature to local issues and practices at the same time they develop expertise in ethnographic fieldwork and make a significant contribution to a community organization.


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