Minor in Sociology and Social Anthropology of Critical Health Studies - Childhood in Cross Cultural Perspective SOSA 3149   Childhood in Cross Cultural Perspective
This course explores childhood as an important reflection of socialization and thus a nexus of cultural and social values, ideas, and histories. In examining pregnancy, birth, infant development and socialization patterns, we ask: What is universal, what is near universal, and what is indisputably variable? The course tries to maintain a balance among three perspectives: those of the infant; those of the parents; and relevant cultural and historical factors that shape both of these. The course also seeks to maintain a balance between the biological, cultural and social nature of human behavior. Approved with International Development Studies.
FORMAT: Lecture
PREREQUISITES: One SOSA 1000 level course or FYP