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Institute of Continuing Education

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This course will help students explore the life course – childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age – through a sociological lens. Topics covered will include an introduction to the concepts and theories of life course sociology. The course will then explore: the social construction and crisis accounts of childhood; the meaning of adolescence, the formation of youth cultures and their disintegration; and the meaning of adulthood and variations in styles of parenting (and their effects on children). The course will finish by examining the experience of old age in contemporary society and consider how sociologists have studied death, dying and bereavement.

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Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

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Course dates

26 Jan 2017 to 23 Feb 2017

Course duration

5 week(s)

Course fee

£150

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
UK

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

1617NWR001