Sociology of Youth
Shine a light on youth culture at local, national and international levels. Think about how society transitions people through the stages of youth. Look at the nature of identity. Assess the role of the individual within an institution.
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At the completion of this subject you will have:
- learnt about sociological perspectives on young people's participation in social institutions such as schools and the family and how this is different to that of other academic disciplines and professions
- discussed how young people are engaged in the production of (youth) culture both as active consumers and producers
- gained an understanding of qualitative research methods in sociology.
- Youth transitions
- Youth cultures
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
Please note: This subject was previously a level 1 subject with a different code (SGY130).
'Youth' is a sociological construct that operates at multiple levels: an individual young person, an attitude for being in the social world, and an institution. We explore the two main branches of sociological research into the lives of young people; youth cultures and youth transitions.
You are introduced to a range of social identities (for example, sexuality, rurality), social institutions (such as education, family), and social identities (including subcultural, digital) that frame the experience of youth and draws on local, national and international examples to illustrate young people's negotiations of contemporary society.
- Online Discussion (35%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Research Paper (45%)
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