History | Childhood in America
J400 | 2666 | Grossberg

M 4:00P-6:00P BH335

J400 : For History Majors only.  Above section COAS intensive writing
section and also requires registration in COAS W333

This seminar will examine the history of children and childhood in the
United States from the late nineteenth century to the present.  Changes in
the status of children and in conceptions of childhood will be the central
focus of the class.  Students will explore this subject by analyzing
books, novels, films, and other materials and by participating in weekly
discussions.  Each student will also be asked to write an essay about a
particular aspect of the history of children and childhood.  Possible
topics for the essays include schooling, toys, juvenile justice,
children's literature, depictions of children in films or novels, and
youth culture.  The essay will constitute the major project for each
student in the class.