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image: Campus NewsLife of the mind
When students leave the College and become workaday adults, they may remember lessons from these courses on the stuff of quotidian life: finding a mate, settling down, raising a family.

The Psychobiology of Attachment
This human-development and psychology course focuses on the scientific side of attachment-from the neuroendocrinology and neurochemistry of mother-infant bonds to adult romantic relationships. Students learn about attachment theory; individual differences in, internal working models for, and cross-cultural studies of attachment; and psychopathologies of attachment. Texts include studies of rodents, primates, and humans.

The Suburbs in American Society
In addition to providing a history of suburbia, this sociology offering examines the ideology and the lifestyle, gender, and racial issues prevalent in suburbia. Other discussion topics include myths and stereotypes and suburban planning, including the relationship between physical space-such as malls-and social behavior. Diversity, stability, and change are major themes.

Economics of the Family
Students take a microeconomic view of the family, focusing on marriage, divorce, children, changes in reproductive technologies, single parenthood, and gender roles.

Everyday Life in 20th-Century Europe
Mundanity - cooking, dressing, listening to the radio, going to movies or concerts, playing sports, moving through space, shopping-is the concern of this history course. Students learn about contemporary society and politics by analyzing the everyday practices of 20th-century Eastern and Western Europeans.



  FEBRUARY 2002

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