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Instructor Info:Rachel Conrad
Office Extension x5394
TA Info:Lillian Kleinman
Luna Goldberg
Term: 2014S
Meeting Info: Tuesday Thursday
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
10:30 AM - 11:50 AM Franklin Patterson Hall (FPH) 108
Description: How do we understand childhoods as temporary states of being, and childhood itself as a temporal construct? How does time play a role across children's lives? How might children's ideas about and experiences of time differ from adults' ideas about and experiences of time? How do children imagine time in relation to themselves? In this course we explore time and temporality as a window onto children's self-experiences and adults' ideas about children and childhood. We will explore perspectives on time and childhood through readings in sociology, psychology, children's literature, and childhood studies, and a combination of analytic and creative assignments. Students are invited to integrate their interest in particular artistic media with their social analytic work.