RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Section: 002 All About You
Term: WN 2018
Subject: RC Social Sciences (RCSSCI)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
10
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

“We’re the Millennial Generation,” asserts 15-year-old Tyler Hudgens of McLean, Virginia. “We’re special, one of a kind. It’s our turn, our turn to shine.” [Howe and Strauss, Millennials Rising.]

What does it mean to belong to a particular generation? How does one define and characterize a generation?
This seminar is all about you — you as a recent first-year college student, you as a soon to be college graduate, you as a member of the so-called Millennial Generation. This course combines psychology, sociology, anthropology, and history to analyze the nature of the very experience you have been facing on a daily basis for the last many years. Over the course of the semester, you will be taking a critical look at your own experience while engaging in academic dialogues with numerous texts.

We’ll learn how scholars and social critics characterize the unique opportunities and challenges facing your generation — the Millennials — through excerpts from books like Millennials Rising: The Next Great Generation, Generation Me: Why Today’s Young Americans Are Confident, Assertive, Entitled—and More Miserable Than Ever Before, and The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace. We’ll read Nathan’s My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student a recent investigation into the lives of eighteen-year-old college students. By most definitions, today’s college students are the tail-end of the Millennial Generation, with Generation Z (no better name at this point) poised to enter college in the next year or two. So we’ll read about the upcoming generation as well. In addition to course readings, students will complete a series of short “conversation” essays.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to all students in the RC, LSA, and U-M in general. For more information, contact the instructor, David Burkam (dtburkam@umich.edu).

RCSSCI 360 - Social Science Junior Seminar
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
P
23638
Open
15
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
30888
Open
39
 
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Th 4:00PM - 7:00PM
004 (SEM)
P
24682
Open
12
 
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W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
22414
Open
30
 
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Tu 2:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
31675
Open
15
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
007 (SEM)
P
31950
Open
15
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 10:00PM
008 (SEM)
P
32118
Open
8
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (SEM)
P
32715
Open
21
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 1101042508
My freshman year : what a professor learned by becoming a student, Author: Nathan, Rebekah., Publisher: Penguin Books 2014
Required
ISBN: 0470447281
The trophy kids grow up : how the millennial generation is shaking up the workplace, Author: Alsop, Ron., Publisher: Jossey-Bass 2013
Required
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