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Special Topics in Anthropology (Fall 2019)

Course topic: Childhood Bioarchaeology - Over the past 20 years, the study of children and childhood in bioarchaeology has flourished, with more and more research focused on this period of the life course. In bioarchaeology, children were originally viewed as passive actors in their communities, but bioarchaeologists have demonstrated that this was not always the case, and instead, experiences of childhood varied greatly across space and time. This special topic course considers the contributions, influences, and experiences of children in the past, and explores how children can be examined to understand a community more broadly. At its core, this is a seminar class with discussions based on the weekly readings. As such, students are expected to come to class having read the assigned readings and be prepared to discuss the topic. This course will also help facilitate critical thinking and communication skills, relevant in both academic and professional settings.


Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): III Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes Language?: No