IE 471 - Children and Youth in Global Context

  • 3 credits

Key issues affecting the well-being of children and youth are explored from a global perspective. The interface of cultural values with emerging challenges and opportunities are considered within the contexts of family,school, community, and the broader environment. Models of youth participation and intervention programs are critiqued, and concepts related to risk and resilience are examined cross-culturally. Particular attention is given to gender issues.

This course can be applied towards:

Important Information

IE 471 meets three credits of the International Development Studies Interdisciplinary Minor and Graduate Program. It is also a supportive course for the Peace and Reconciliation Studies minor. Contact the Office of International Programs for more details on these programs.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Global Child Welfare and Well-Being, 1st Ed.
    Mapp, Susan C.
    ISBN: 978-0195339710


Alicia Cook
Alicia Cook

Dr. Alicia Skinner Cook is a professor emeritus in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at CSU. In addition to publishing over fifty articles and four books, she has been a Fulbright Scholar in India, South Africa, Chile, and Jordan and has served as a consultant for international projects in Kenya, Azerbaijan, and Belize. Her federally funded international development curriculum project received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education. Dr. Cook was also honored with the Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award from the Commission on International Programs/National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges.

Dr. Cook's current scholarly and teaching activities are focused on methods for enhancing global education. She recently served as the senior academic officer for the Semester at Sea program, and previously taught on three SAS voyages. Dr. Cook is a licensed psychologist and has a long-standing interest in effective intervention programs for children and youth.