American Youth Cultures, Past and Present

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
American Youth Cultures
Fall 2023
Taught By: Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Section: A

CRN: 15638

Credits: 4

This course employs a historical lens to explore the emergence of diverse youth cultures in the United States. Primarily looking beyond the schoolhouse, this course explores how childhood, adolescence, and youth culture are socially constructed, evolving categories. Examining topics as diverse as cyberbullying, working-class girls in 19th-century New York City, teenaged Mexican American protestors in 1960s East L.A. and various "masculinity crises" that have flared throughout U.S. history, the ways that race, class, gender, citizenship/nationality, region, and sexuality intersect with the experiences of youth are central themes uniting the course. Students will explore both primary and secondary sources in the history of youth cultures, and will be expected to formulate their own written and oral perspectives on these and outside materials.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (HIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:12pm EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023