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Perspectives on Motherhood
FGSS 250
Spring 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: AMST 256

Motherhood is a central experience in many women's lives, but its meaning varies widely in different social contexts and has changed dramatically over time. This seminar will examine motherhood as individual experience, cultural construction, public policy, and political force. Focusing on the United States from the 18th century to the present, we will explore changes in pregnancy and birth, ideas about rearing children, combining work and child care, and the political meanings of motherhood. Readings will include historical documents, literature, and scholarship providing historical, anthropological, and feminist perspectives on motherhood.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
This course will require writing assignments and will enhance students' skills of interpreting documents.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS FGSS
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(FGSS)(SISP-FGSS Conc)

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