Dr. Patrick Ryan

CSI 2210F/G

CHILDHOOD IN CULTURE, SOCIETY,
& PUBLIC POLICY

Winter 2017 - P. RYAN
TUESDAYS 9:30-12:30
W170

 

E-mail:  pryan2@uwo.ca  
Ph:  433-0041 Ext. 4442
Office: DL 127
Hours: M, T, TH 1230p-130p

Teaching Assistant:  Kate Letchford

 

CSI Academic Information Secretary  --  Ms. Laura Clarke
519-433-0041 x4360 -- laura.clarke@kings.uwo.ca  -- DL 107
 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines childhood and youth as they are structured by social institutional contexts such as citizenship, labor policies and practices, schools, and disciplinary institutions. Historical, ethnographic, discursive, and structural approaches are used to explore how childhood is produced and contested through a diverse set of cultural, social, and political systems.

Prerequisites: CSI 1020 or 1025f/g, registration in the second year of the Childhood and Social Institutions Program, or permission of the CSI Program Coordinator.

Antirequisites: CSI 2200.



READINGS: 

Reading Preparation Sheet

John Taylor Gatto, Weapons of Mass Instruction: A School Teachers Journey through the Dark World of Compulsory Education (New Society Publishers, 2009).
 
CSI 2210 - 2015-16 Reading Packet, Available in the Bookstore at Western.

See reading list at http://pryan2.kingsfaculty.ca/course-sites/csi2210fg/csi-2210f-course-calendar/



MARKING SYSTEM:

It is impractical to offer email consultations on your essays.  If you need assistance, please visit me in DL 127 12:30-1:30pm M, T, or Th.  No appointment needed. 

Paper #1 (3-4 pages)

33%

February 7

Paper #2 (3-4 pages)

33%

March 28

Final Exam

34%

Apr/TBA

 



ABSENCE AND ACCOMMODATION:

Students are expected to schedule appointments and other responsibilities around class time.  To be excused from discussion participation due to temporary illness, contact your discussion leader.  If health issues are prolonged, or to request more extensive academic accommodation, you must meet with the course instructor in person and provide documentation to the Dean's Office. 

Penalties for late papers may be avoided if extensions are requested in advance.  Otherwise, a two-mark deduction will be taken for each of the first three days late, and a 5-mark deduction for each day thereafter.  One-month after the due date a zero will be assigned for the paper. 


 

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY WIDE ACADEMIC POLICIES:

Please click above and read, because these apply to this course.