|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||5 Hours.|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assignment: 2,000 words||40%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Students should be able to discuss and assess the various sociological constructions of 'childhood'.
Students should be able to apply sociological frameworks in order to analyze the social construction of 'childhood'.
Students should have developed general study skills.
This module will introduce students to the social, historical and cultural constructions of 'childhood' and children within the Western sociological context. It will also provide students with a clear sociological framework/paradigm in which to locate the various perceptions of 'childhood'.
- To introduce students to the social, historical and cultural constructions of 'childhood' and children within the Western sociological context.
- To provide students with a clear sociological framework/paradigm in which to structure the various facets of 'childhood'.
- To develop general study skills in the process of achieving aims (1) and (2).
Lectures will cover the following aspects:
- Introduction: The social construction of 'childhood'
- Socio-historical perspectives on the construction of 'childhood'
- Children and the changing family
- The social world of the child
- Education and socio-economic class
- Children's rights and child protection
- Gendering 'childhood'
- Globalisation and 'childhood' within a capitalist culture
- Children and society in conflict?
- Representations of children in popular culture
- What is a child?
- The family
- The peer group
- Children's rights
- Children in popular culture
This module is at CQFW Level 4