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EDUC 160
History and Theories of Play in Human Development, Culture, and Education
Fall

A study of theories of play in historical and contemporary perspectives, including explanations of play in human and animal behavior and the relationships of play to child development and cultural values. Issues about play and learning in childhood are explored through research, reading, and observation of children at play. Anthropology, psychology, sociology, and education are used as interdisciplinary sources for study and discussion.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Staff

Note(s):
Open to undergraduates only.

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Human Institutions & Behavior, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Critical Analysis

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Related Projects

Center for Play Research

Language Development Lab

Mills College Children's School (Lab school)

Mills College Teacher Scholars

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P: 510.430.3190
F: 510.430.3379
E: education@mills.edu

Last Updated: 6/23/17