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BIOL 1704 Metamorphosis: Evolution and the Genetics of Change (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

Darwinian Evolution is a theory of change, and genetics is the field that attempts to explain how evolution works. This course abandons science textbooks in favor of first-person accounts by scientists (memoirs, letters, essays) to trace the origins and growth of evolutionary thought. Through reading, discussion and writing, students will gain a deeper understanding of basic genetics and how evolutionary theory can guide our thinking about human issues as diverse as race, eugenics, medicine, genetic engineering and IQ tests.

Instructor(s): Welkin E. Johnson

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: ENGL1716.

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Comments: Core Renewal Course: Enduring Questions

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17