May 16, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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
Student has satisfied any of the following: [Student has completed or is in process of completing all of the following course(s): WR 102 - Writing and Rhetoric II with grade greater than or equal to D-.] And Student has satisfied all of the following: [Latest Class Standing in the selection list U1]

Credits: 3