May 12, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

SOC 222: Sociology of Childhood

(1 Unit)
Prerequisite: SOC 101  or ANTH 105 or permission of instructor.
Uses sociological theory and research findings to examine childhood and adolescence as historical constructs and social contexts (rather than developmental moments) and children as social actors in their own right (not only adults in the making). Pays particular attention to how race, class and gender shape experiences of childhood as we investigate what it means to be a child or adolescent in the United States, how children’s lives are shaped by their social contexts and how children as social actors shape the worlds in which they live. Verduzco-Baker.