Dr. Patrick Ryan

CSI 3361F/G

Understanding Changing Childhoods

E-mail:  pryan2@uwo.ca  
Ph:  433-0041 Ext. 4442

Office: DL 127 - Office Hours:
M-T, 12:30p-1:30p

CSI Academic Information Secretary  -- Claire Hass
519-433-0041 x4360 -- claire.hass@kings.uwo.ca  -- DL 107

Winter 2018
Tuesdays 9:30a - 12:30p, FB 003

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Printable Course Outline


This course will provide an opportunity to explore the history of childhood and youth in Canada. 

There are no exams, but students will write three papers drawing on the materials within the book.  Weekly reading, preparation for discussion, and participation in discussion will become an important part of the learning opportunity. This is reflected in the assessment system.


Mona Gleason and Tamara Myers, Bringing Children & Youth into Canadian History (Oxford UP, 2016).

available at The Bookstore at Western


Reading Exercises

20% (weekly)

Paper 1 (2-3 pages)

20% (Jan. 30)

Paper 2 (3-4 pages)

25% (Mar. 13)

Paper 3 (3-4 pages)

35% (Apr. 17)


Students are expected to schedule appointments and other responsibilities around class time.  To be excused from discussion participation due to temporary illness or one-time unavoidable scheduling conflict, contact me directly via email. 

Please do not use email to engage me in substantive conversation, to review course material, or to ask open-ended questions.  I am happy to speak with students face-to-face; or as appropriate to discuss substantive questions during or immediately after class.

If health issues are prolonged, or to request more extensive academic accommodation, you must meet with me in person and provide documentation to the Dean's Office.  If you seek more extensive forms of accommodation, I ask that you deal directly with me in-person as is appropriate.  I am available almost every working day on campus and will make an appointment to meet with you.

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.  Three-weeks after the due date or at the conclusion of the term (whichever is first) a zero will be assigned to unsubmitted assignments unless we have agreed to an extension or an incomplete.  



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