This course will explore social, cultural, and developmental perspectives on adolescence and youth. It will provide students with theoretical resources for understanding adolescence and approaches to analyze young people's experiences and positions in multiple contexts. We will unpack the common conceptions of this state of human development within both research and public contexts. We will also explore youth cultures and the ways that youth use, transform, and are represented in popular culture and contemporary media. Lastly, students will use their understandings developed in this course to construct a classroom management plan and rationale. Course requires a minimum grade of "C" for major/minor/certification. 3 Cr. Every Semester.