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DATE TOPIC READING
April 7 Introductions; syllabus  
        9 Overview; Defining adolescence Steinberg, intro & ch. 3
      14 Biological goings-on Steinberg, ch. 1
      16 How thinking changes Steinberg, ch. 2
      21 The Family Context; Interview #1 due Steinberg, ch. 4
      23 Continue above   
      28 Identity development:  gender, ethnic/racial, sexuality; Interview #2 due Steinberg, ch. 8
      30 Continue above Steinberg, ch. 11
May 5 Autonomy and Intimacy; Interview #3 due Steinberg, ch 9, 10
        7 Overview of problems teens experience Steinberg, ch. 13
       12 School achievement:  under, over, dropping out...; Interview #4 due Steinberg, ch. 6, 12
       14 Youth Homelessness  
       19 Substance use:  what is "normal?"; Interview #5 due  
       21 Continue above;  
       26 MEMORIAL DAY  
       28 Mental health issues:  depression and suicidality; Terms and Concepts due  
June  2 Continue above  
         4 Continue above  
         9 Acting out:  violence, crime  
        11 Continue above; Final Paper due  
        16 Continue above  

Additional reading will be assigned to cover topics from 5/14 to end of quarter.