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Science Studies

SST 392 (TH) Biology and Society (1)

This course explores the relationship between the biological sciences and society from Enlightenment France until the present. Topics include: the role of gender in 18th century classifications of plants, Darwin's theory of evolution and its political and religious implications, eugenics and the Human Genome Project.

Mode of Inquiry: Thinking Historically

Prerequisite: One semester of Biology or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Spring
  • Instructor: Staff