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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sociology of Childhood


Examines: how childhood has been defined and shaped in our own society, historically, looking at the historically changing social construction of childhood in our own society; children's connections to the adult-organized world, where we learn about various socialization theories and how children learn to be members of the culture, as well as how children are linked to the broader society - the school system, the economy and system of social class, the mass media, consumerism; children's own social worlds, as we, all semester, look at how young children experience, respond to, and attempt to shape their adult-created world.
Course Details

Summer 2021

May 17, 2021 - Jun 25, 2021
Shabia Furkan
Prerequisite: A 100-level or 200-level Sociology course.
Base Cost: $1,780 ($445/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: May 17, 2021
End date: Jun 25, 2021
Last day to add: May 21, 2021
Last day to drop: May 21, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Jun 09, 2021