Do some cultures have the same range of emotions as other cultures, or do people in some societies experience emotions that are unique to their culture? Do people in different cultures get married for different reasons or are there Darwinian evolutionary reasons which make all cultures want the same things in a marriage? Do some cultures place more importance on some senses than on others? Do the senses of touch, taste, and smell matter more to hunter-gatherers than they do to people living in industrial capitalist countries? This class has very practical implications for your relations at work, at home, with your family, friends and with any romantic partners you have or had. You may email Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org. General Public/Members: $88/$82 Eight Sessions
Your Teacher: Bruce Lerro has been a night-school college teacher for 27 years and most of his teaching has been with working adults. He has taught in alternative college settings, in prisons, in the Air Force, in the Navy, and has taught in community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has written three books on the application of Russian Lev Vygotsky’s work to world history. He is also a pen-and-ink artist.