May 21, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
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BIO 260 - Perspective on Darwinism


This seminar course focuses on the historical importance of the Darwinian revolution in biology.  To understand more fully Darwin’s accomplishments, students study evolutionary and anti-evolutionary thinkers who came before him.  In doing so, students come to understand more deeply the resistance to the Origin of Species at the time of its publication and similar resistance to evolutionary thinking before the Darwinian era.  Post-Darwinian controversies of the late 19th and early 20th century are considered as well as those emerging in contemporary biology.

Prerequisites & Notes
Successful completion of BIO 112/114 or permission of the instructor is required.

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