Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing: Social Technologies & Adolescent Development

Adolescents are developing socially, cognitively, and civically in their online and offline worlds, transforming how formal and informal learning takes place. Students in this course will be digesting research findings pertaining to how social technologies (e.g., Instagram, YouTube, mobile phones) can influence social/emotional, cognitive, academic, and identity development during the tween and teen years. It is critical to develop strategies to inform adolescents, educators, families, youth workers, and policymakers since they are most affected by the implications of these findings. This interdisciplinary writing-intensive course spanning education, psychology, media studies, and health communication fields will involve transforming research into pieces that appeal to the general public. Students work closely to collaborate on drafting and editing pieces each week, including educational policy briefs, op-eds, e-newsletters, social media messaging campaigns, and a researcher interview profile.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: Open to Juniors and Seniors. EDUC 213, EDUC 214, EDUC 215, or EDUC 216 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Charmaraman

Distribution Requirements: SBA - Social and Behavioral Analysis

Other Categories: CSPW - Calderwood Seminar in Public Writing

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall