Partnering and Parenting

EVANTH 240S.01

Examines current patterns of human mating and family dynamics across cultures from interdisciplinary perspective. Using guest lectures from natural sciences, social sciences and humanities, field exercises, problem solving assignments students apply biological, societal and institutional knowledge and methods to address questions in three main areas: 1) how much does biology determine mating and parenting behavior? 2) How much do institutions determine mating and parenting behavior? 3) Can anyone be a "good" mate or "good" parent? Each section is tied to ethical questions such as "should governments define what it means to be a good parent?" Problem-centric approach will guide discussion. Instructor: Hare, Shannahan

Day / Time: 

W 11:45 AM-01:00 PM

Location: 

Bio Sci 113

Instructor: 

Verdolin, Jennifer