ICLC 23500 British Youth Cultures (LA)

This course offers an insightful introduction into the complexities of British Youth Culture. A diverse range of themes will explore past and contemporary subcultures from Teddy Boys to Bling; and how young identities have been constructed in relation to mass media, the arts, society, politics, consumerism; and commodities such as music, fashion and technology. Current social issues such as multiculturalism, sexuality, drugs and the rise in gun culture will also be examined. There will be opportunities for students to contrast and compare their own experiences with those of British youth. Lectures will be supported with guest speakers, media resources and excursions. This course counts toward the social institutions and organizations core area requirement for sociology majors and minors. (S)

3 Credits