YFM3300 Youth and Multiculturalism

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Tiffany Combs-Boykin

Course Description:

Missional students will gain a detailed perspective of the social issues facing children and youth from diverse families and minority groups. Missional students will examine human rights violations, discrimination and prejudice. Missional students will incorporate the ecological systems theory, where they will take into consideration the micro and macro issues affecting youth and families on a social, emotional and psychological level. Missional students will develop culturally sensitive strategies to support Youth and their families.

How This Course Benefits Students:

In order to minister effectively to youth, an understanding of their context is essential. This course is designed to enhance the student’s understanding of youth culture in the multicultural, multiethnic, and multifaceted context. For students the key will be, having an understanding of youth culture through the evaluation of the kind of life created for them, and the life they create for themselves.

Why This Course Is Important:

This course is needed to equip students with the tools to analyze and interpret the current youth cultural context; To help students develop a normative theological framework for understanding the interaction of the Gospel in youth culture, especially relating directly to youth, To assist students in developing an understanding of the unique issues youth are facing in a multicultural context within society; To examine the current approach to culture by youth ministry; To investigate ministry needs within youth culture; To develop strategies to minister to various aspects of the youth culture, and assess the ministers cultural intelligence as it pertains to the youth of today.