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2020-2021 University Catalog 
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WR 350 - Darwin, Rhetoric, and Culture

This course in writing and rhetoric examines the ways in which the theory of evolution, especially the arguments for it presented by Charles Darwin in The Voyage of the Beagle, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, and The Descent of Man, fundamentally changed the nature of scientific and other disclosures. Particular attention will be paid to the nature/nurture debate prior to the nineteenth century, the rise and influence of social Darwinism, the “superman” theory, and sociobiology. Forms of discourse studied will include scientific literature, popular science writing, film, and popular culture.

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: WR 102)

Credits: 3