Young Americans

Instructor: 
Kirsten Clemens
Day/Time Taught: 
MWF 1:00 - 1:50 pm
Term: 
Fall
Year: 
2013
Prefix: 
UCO
Course Number: 
1200
Section-1: 
192

From the Lost Generation through Generation Y, this course will chronologically cover youth culture in modern America.  Students will study the adolescent behaviors, styles, and values of a variety of generations and subcultures in order to gain an understanding of the teenagers' expressions of identity as well as the impact left on the mainstream adult culture.  We will consider novels, short stories, films, historical documents, and articles concerning the subject or representation of children and teenagers growing up in the United States of America during the 20th and early 21st centuries.

Throughout the course we will be covering a wide range of topics in youth culture and, we will strive to understand the issues from the perspectives of the young Americans.  Students will be expected to complete a variety of writing assignments responding to assigned texts, as well as engage in discussions on the materials.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey
mccaugheym@appstate.edu

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