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Childhood in America

An interdisciplinary treatment of conceptions and practices of child nature and nurture in the United States, viewed in the context of American culture and history. The course begins with an historical overview of child life in America, with special attention to Puritan New England, nineteenth century industrialization and urbanization, and twentieth century trends. In treating contemporary childhood, the course examines mainstream patterns of the middle and working classes, both rural and urban; African-American child and family life; Hispano-American child and family life; enculturation among selected American Indian groups; the importance of gender as a variable in childhood experience; and the growing importance of formal institutions-such as schools, youth organizations, and medical i

Offered in:

2016 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3859 W
04:00 PM - 06:45 PM
Sieber,R. Timothy M03-0204A
Session: Regular Academic Session
Class Dates: 01/25/2016 - 05/11/2016
Capacity: 15
Enrolled: 15
Status: Closed
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = a minimum of 30 credits or Permission of Instructor
Course Attributes: Diversity Area: United States