Anthropology of Reproduction

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Natural Science

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Hampshire College
This course focuses on the biological and cultural components of reproduction from an evolutionary and cross-cultural perspective. Beginning with the evolution of the pelvis, this course examines the nutritional problems, growth and developmental problems, health problems, and the trauma that can affect successful childbirth. The birth process will be studied for women in the ancient world and we will examine historical trends in obstetrics, as well. Worldwide rates of maternal mortality will be used to understand the risks that some women face. Birthing customs and beliefs will be examined for indigenous women in a number of different cultures. Students will be required to present and discuss material and to work on a single large research project that relates to the course topic throughout the semester.

Independent Work Multiple Cultural Perspectives Quantitative Skills Writing and Research

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Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Anthropology of Reproduction
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

Pamela Stone

01:00PM-03:50PM W

Cole Science Center 3-OSTE