Social/Behavioral Science Exploration
In this course, students will think critically about what it means to become an adult and how the meaning and realities of adulthood vary across time and place. Using a sociological lens, students will explore how adulthood is socially constructed and what this means for their own transition to adulthood in the contemporary United States. Students will recognize that although normative expectations about the transition to adulthood exist, the experience of becoming an adult differs from person to person. Students will identify factors that influence the transition to adulthood, will examine what adulthood means to them personally, and will develop practical skills to ensure that they feel their own transitions to adulthood will be successful.