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Physical/Life Science Exploration
This course on human growth and development draws on biological, anthropological and cognitive perspectives to address the biological basics of growing up human from birth to sexual maturity across different societies. The course explores how humans differ in social and cognitive development, how males and females develop gender differences, how human growth patterns differ in adverse environments, and the development of cooperation. The course analyzes these human developmental traits to infer what they can tell us both about the evolutionary past and the modern human condition.