Course description

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.

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Previously offered classes

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:ANTHR 3305 001-LEC
Number:1010
Class dates:June 22-August 4, 2020
Due date:Friday July 31, 11:59 PM (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Online learning
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Small, M. (ms32)
Max. enroll:50
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.