Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ANTH 353 - Childhood and Culture

Cross-cultural comparison of children’s lives in different societies. Exploration of developmental paradigms and comparison of ideas about what childhood is and how children become competent in different societies.

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of concepts that influence cultural understandings of childhood, such as culture, ethnocentrism, human universals, cultural relativism.
  • Identify cultural assumptions about children and childhood as evidenced in ethnographic writing and in their own culture.
  • Explain and critique at least two Euro-American developmental theories from a cross- cultural perspective.
  • Demonstrate understanding of political and economic factors that influence the status and role of children in society.
  • Describe characteristics of U.S. childhood in comparison to other cultures.

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