HIS 350L • Youth in History-W
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
A survey of the role played by young people in Western Society since early modern times. How has "youth" been defined in various historical periods? What are the rites of passage which accompany our movements through the cnronological stages of life? When was "adolescence" discovered, and how was it characterized? How did a distinctive "youth culture" emerge in the mid-twentieth century, and what impact did it have upon political and popular culture? Contains a substantial writing component and fulfills part of the basic education requirement in writing. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
class participation 30% papers 70%
Mark Twain, HUCKELBERRY FINN J.D. Salinger, CATCHER IN THE RYE Mary Karr, CHERRY Plus a course packet of articles.