Fall 2023 Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of GU4006 section 001

History of Childhood in the Americas

History of Childhood

Call Number 10954
Day & Time
T 2:10pm-4:00pm
101 Knox Hall
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Carlos G Zuniga-Nieto
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description


The transition from the protected status of childhood into adulthood in the United States varies across class, age, socioeconomic, and legal status, but how does law intersect with rites of passage in coming of age experiences with youths in Latin America? How have societies in the Americas define the shifting notions of childhood and adolescence and how have youths experience coming of age? This course will familiarize students with how legal regimes in Latin America and the United States define the fluid parameters of childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Students will learn to recognize the role of law and the contradictions in how youths experience the emotional, legal, political, and cultural transition of coming of age.

Web Site Vergil
Department Ethnicity and Race, Center for
Enrollment 4 students (15 max) as of 9:05PM Monday, May 20, 2024
Subject Ethnicity and Race, Center for Study of
Number GU4006
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20233CSER4006W001