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BIO 049
Evolution for Future Presidents
Spring

In On the Origin of Species (1859), Charles Darwin proposed the theory of evolution, a theory of fundamental importance to all citizens. In this seminar, we will establish the historical and scientific context in which this book was written and published. We will read selected chapters of the Origin along with supporting materials, exploring Darwin’s arguments as they applied when originally made, and as they are understood today, given 150 years of advances in genetics, biogeography, and paleontology. The class will be both discussion- and activity-based.

Course Credit:
3

Instructor(s):
Lisa Urry

Meets the following Core Curriculum (or Gen Ed requirement(s)):
Meets the following Gen Ed requirement(s): Natural Sciences, Meets the following Core Curriculum requirement(s): Scientific Inquiry

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Last Updated: 6/23/17