Sex, Drugs, and Youth Culture

Sex, Drugs, and Youth Culture

CYWK 2009

Students develop an understanding how various social factors and social institutions influence and intersect with the identity formation and emergent behaviours of at-risk children and teens. Historical and contemporary youth culture and subcultures will be studied, with a focus on the Canadian context. The transition from childhood to adolescence and to young adulthood is examined with a focus on emerging behaviours. These include substance experimentation, use, and abuse; sexuality and sexual orientation; risky sexual behaviour; and behaviour that is in conflict with the law. Students will also consider strategies through which youth may minimize risk and build resilience.



Course Hours


Students registering for credit courses for the first time must declare a program at the point of registration. Declaring a program does not necessarily mean students must complete a program, individual courses may be taken for skill improvement and upgrading.

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