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Service Learning
Globalization is characterized by the profound restructuring of societies, human settlements, and the economy. But what do these changes mean for young people? In this course, students will consider not only the consequences of social, political and economic changes upon children and young people, but also young people's perspectives on their own communities. Students will "travel" to different regions to understand and compare culturally specific understandings of childhood and youth development, to study the different ways globalization take shapes in local contexts, and to learn about different models of youth participation, civic engagement and activism. In addition, students will have the opportunity to do research with young people in Salt Lake City providing a comparative global/local perspective.