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Courses

ANTHR 3305 Anthropology of Parenting

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Human children are packets of genes that represent individual reproductive success. Like all animals, humans are selected by evolution to care for their offspring, but human infants and children require more intense parental investment than the offspring of most other species. Why is this so? Human parents are also influenced by cultural belief systems and ideology that play out in parenting styles. How do various belief systems influence parent-offspring interaction? In this course we will examine the human infant as a biologically designed organism that has co-evolved with caretakers, and then look at the various parenting styles across cultures that also mold our young.

Classes

ANTHR 3305 001-LEC Online course

Number:1055
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:online course
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Small, M. (ms32)
Max. enroll:50
Documents:ANTHR 3305 001-LEC syllabus (PDF format)
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.
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