STS.009 Evolution and Society


Class Info

Provides a broad conceptual and historical introduction to scientific theories of evolution and their place in the wider culture. Embraces historical, scientific and anthropological/cultural perspectives grounded in relevant developments in the biological sciences since 1800 that are largely responsible for the development of the modern theory of evolution by natural selection. Students read key texts, analyze key debates (e.g. Darwinian debates in the 19th century, and the creation controversies in the 20th century) and give class presentations.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.009 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by J. Durant and R. Scheffler.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

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