ANTH 360 Anthropology of Childhood

3 credits, Spring (offered as needed)

Reviews changes in Western views of children and childhood and examines ways in which different cultural practices influence the experience of childhood. Topics may include the following: beliefs about the development of children and learning, the nature of enculturation and education in selected cultures of the world, the norms of gender identity, and current issues of interest regarding adolescence. Readings may include ethnographies, international organizational reports, and research articles by anthropologists and others.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of "C" or better in ENG 152 and third-year status