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Minor Global Youth Studies

Global Youth Studies

The Minor Global Youth Studies offers an interdisciplinary programme of 30 EC focusing on contemporary social issues, cross-cultural phenomena and global trends as seen from the perspective of youth.

Course Catalogue

Participants in this minor will learn to critically analyze and understand youth cultures, ‘youth problems’ and other youth-related issues not as isolated cases, but as central to broader processes of economic restructuring, social and political conflict, cultural (re-)production and popular expression. In this minor, the lifeworlds, practices and politics of youth are seen to provide critical insights into current processes of social change. Furthermore, this minor provides students with essential academic as well as practical and empathetic tools for further advanced studies of youth or future social work with youth.Participants in this minor will learn to critically analyze and understand youth cultures, ‘youth problems’ and other youth-related issues not as isolated cases, but as central to broader processes of economic restructuring, social and political conflict, cultural (re-)production and popular expression. In this minor, the lifeworlds, practices and politics of youth are seen to provide critical insights into current processes of social change. Furthermore, this minor provides students with essential academic as well as practical and empathetic tools for further advanced studies of youth or future social work with youth.Participants in this minor will learn to critically analyze and understand youth cultures, ‘youth problems’ and other youth-related issues not as isolated cases, but as central to broader processes of economic restructuring, social and political conflict, cultural (re-)production and popular expression. In this minor, the lifeworlds, practices and politics of youth are seen to provide critical insights into current processes of social change. Furthermore, this minor provides students with essential academic as well as practical and empathetic tools for further advanced studies of youth or future social work with youth.Participants in this minor will learn to critically analyze and understand youth cultures, ‘youth problems’ and other youth-related issues not as isolated cases, but as central to broader processes of economic restructuring, social and political conflict, cultural (re-)production and popular expression. In this minor, the lifeworlds, practices and politics of youth are seen to provide critical insights into current processes of social change. Furthermore, this minor provides students with essential academic as well as practical and empathetic tools for further advanced studies of youth or future social work with youth.

For whom?

For students who would like:

  • to gain a critical understanding of theoretical and social constructions of youth and youth issues from an empirically-grounded interdisciplinary perspective;
  • to acquire the analytical capacity to draw relevant connections between local youth issues and expressions, broader social structures and global developments;
  • to develop multifaceted, integrative and reflective methodological skills appropriate to the study of youth through individual and group research assignments;
  • to develop their capacity for original, critical analysis and argumentation through essay assignments on topics of their choice;
  • strengthen their participatory interpersonal skills through active participation in interactive, international, interdisciplinary class environments;
  • to deepen their understanding of and appreciation for diversity in all its youthful manifestations.

Entry requirements

The minor is open to students who have completed at least 60 EC

Application procedure

You can find more information about the application procedure on the following website:  http://www.studiegids.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2018-2019-en/search-minor/programme/4832

 

Global Youth Studies
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