Jul 06, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HDFS 205 - Culture and Childhood

3 Cr. Hrs.
This course introduces students to childhood as a concept and cultural construct.  We discuss the major theoretical perspectives regarding childhood development, socialization, cultural norms, and similarities and differences across individuals and social groups.  Specific topics include: historical and cross-cultural differences in child-rearing techniques, childhood development, gender role socialization, children and aggression, the impact of the family, the school, peers, and the media on children, as well as social issues related to children.  Students will critically examine, debate, and write about these topics.
Prerequisite(s):  HDFS 101  and at least one 200 level Behavioral Science course (HDFS, PSY, or SOC)



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