ANTH 233

Cultural Perspectives on the Family and Society

Prerequisite: ANTH 112 or one 200-level ANTH course; instructor permission may be given to students who have taken upper-level social science courses. An examination of the ideas associated with the family in anthropology and in different societies, of relationships within the family and between families and larger society, and of how such relationships are inventively lived in different cultures in historical and contemporary times. Among other topics, the course may examine ideas of motherhood and fatherhood; descent and relationship; intra- and international adoptions; new reproductive technologies; and the ideas associated with the family in national, business, religious, and other community discourses. Offered alternate years. V.5

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