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2019-2020 University Catalog 
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MD 220 - Darwin’s Legacy

This course examines the ways in which Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution is expressed in popular culture. Particular attention will be paid to the nature/nurture debate prior to the nineteenth century, the rise and influence of social Darwinism, scientific racism, eugenics, and the transhuman movement. Forms of discourse studied will include scientific literature, philosophical texts, film, and popular culture.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: WR 102 or permission of the Director of Writing Programs)

Credits: 3