HIST 3320 The History of Childhood
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as HIST 30.4.
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3 hours; 3 credits
Children's place in society and thought from antiquity to the present. Drawing from a variety of written, material, and visual sources, topics will include the history of child-rearing practices; childhood disease and mortality; the political status of children; the education of children; the place of children in religious practice, in the culture of the family, and in the societal conception of women and gender; the development of children?s rights under the law; literary and philosophical ideals of childhood; and the historiography of childhood studies.
Prerequisite: English 1010, or permission of the chairperson.