Youth is widely regarded as the future of the nation and an agent of change. Young people aged between 15 and 29 constitute approximately 20 percent of US population. How does the young generation participate in politics? Where do young Americans obtain information about current events? Do young people in different parts of the world share a similar set of values? The course will address these issues from an interdisciplinary perspective by drawing upon literature in anthropology, political science, psychology, and sociology. Furthermore, this course will include a field trip to Ukraine to compare patterns of political behavior in the United States and a post-communist state located between the European Union, on the one hand, and Russia, on the othe.
Students in the course will be expected to investigate the linkage between youth and politics by carrying out original empirical research. Each Fordham student will conduct in-depth interviews with a few young Americans and a few young Ukrainians. At the end of the course students will present their findings and write a research paper.
||dates03/09/2013 — 3/17/2013
costs$1,995 + tuition
Includes Roundtrip airfare, local transportation, housing, course activities, supplementary insurance
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Non-Fordham applicants must include an official transcript from all colleges or universities to date and a institutional approval form.
deadlinesJanurary 15th at 5pm
Applications will not be reviewed until all supporting submissions have been received.