Fall term: focusing on developmental and exceptionalities as lenses for understanding children and youth. *how we understand child and youth in many contexts* Looking at questions related to development and exceptionalities; genetics and prenatal development first and then covering biopsychosocial approaches and developmental theories. Looking at how we conceptualize children and youth in various contexts, including families and caregiving/caregivers. Looking at the challenges children and youth face and how society responds to these challenges. Winter term: focusing on sociocultural perspectives for understanding young people. Includes how we interact, organize, and belong; binaries and labels. Culture: how we connect/ gel in social spaces. Brock uni as a society: can be defined as. Offers belonging, membership and a feeling of fitting in. Meaning is found within these rituals and practices. It"s the (cid:449)ay society and culture interact through identity, po(cid:449)er, pri(cid:448)ilege and oppression.