INTS 375: Special Topics

INTS 375-002: Global Governance of Childhood(s)
(Spring 2024)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM MW

9900 Main Street

Section Information for Spring 2024

Have you ever wondered if and how global processes impact children's lives? In the course Global Governance of Childhood(s), you will gain expertise in the international legal frameworks that govern childhood, like the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict. We will discuss how globalization radically standardizes how childhood is lived, the laws that govern childhood globally, and the political roles children and youth play in democratic societies.

Learning Objectives

  • To refute the idea that childhood is apolitical but instead serves as a moralizing discourse that governs children’s lives and the communities they are part of.
  • To understand that childhood is mediated by global dynamics and supranational legal frameworks.
  • To acquire interdisciplinary experience that helps you understand the conceptual complexities of what is “global” and why “childhoods” and how they are interconnected.
  • To think critically about how media and the different representations of “marginalized” children shape our understandings of childhood(s), children’s lives, and different regions of the world.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-18

Studies topics of special interest to undergraduates. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 18 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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