SOCI 625 Sociology of Childhood

This course examines theories, methods, and empirical research in several areas of the sociology of childhood. Major themes are (1) how social structure constrains childrens lives, (2) how children negotiate, share, and create culture, and (3) how childrens experiences vary within and across societies. Topics include historical trends in thinking about children, cultural reproduction in early childhood, childrens social worlds, contemporary attitudes toward children, and social policies for children. Students will design and carry out original research projects.

pre-rec: SOCI 304 and SOCI 322 or approval of instructor.