Course Detail
Course Components:
Social, cultural, historical, and psychological study of fatherhood over the life span and corresponding perspectives regarding masculinity and manhood. Analysis of the role of fathers in the social, emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children and the role of fathers in the development of gender identity and sexual orientation in children. Examination of the various and controversial roles and images of fathers as nurturers, co-parents, providers, protectors, patriarchs, "dead-beat dads," and sperm-donors in our culture and the media. Exploration of processes for establishing, maintaining, and strengthening relationships between fathers and their children and between children and their fathers.