POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Section: 003 The Evolution of Civilization
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
3
Consent:
With permission of department.
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This undergraduate seminar will examine the impact of a wide variety of factors on the evolution of civilizations. The underlying goal is to understand how the societies we live in are changing and are likely to change in the long term, and to understand the choices that will face us. We will examine the impact of a wide range of factors, from genetic evolution to epidemics, variations in agriculture and climate, technological change, economic development, and cultural evolution.

POLSCI 389 - Topics in Contemporary Political Science
Schedule Listing
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18741
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (REC)
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21629
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W 9:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (REC)
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21709
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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21732
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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28693
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
007 (REC)
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28697
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10
 
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M 6:00PM - 9:00PM
008 (REC)
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28704
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
009 (REC)
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28716
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28743
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28774
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017 (DIS)
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28777
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31639
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019 (DIS)
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31653
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ISBN: 9780393038910
Guns, germs and steel : the fates of human societies, Author: Jared Diamond, Publisher: Norton 1st ed. 1997
Required
ISBN: 9780385495172
The mating mind : how sexual choice shaped the evolution of human nature, Author: Geoffrey Miller., Publisher: Anchor Books 1st Anchor 2000
Required
ISBN: 9780140264456
The origins of virtue : human instincts and the evolution of cooperation, Author: Matt Ridley., Publisher: Penguin Books 1998
Required
ISBN: 9780071421928
The birth of plenty : how the prosperity of the modern world was created, Author: William J. Bernstein., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2004
Required
ISBN: 9780521846950
Modernization, cultural change, and democracy : the human development sequence, Author: Ronald Inglehart ; Christian W, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1. publ. 2005
Required
ISBN: 9780199262137
War in human civilization, Author: Azar Gat., Publisher: Oxford University Press 1. publ. 2006
Required
ISBN: 9780395883822
Unweaving the rainbow : science, delusion and the appetite for wonder, Author: Richard Dawkins., Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 1998
Required
The Big Sort ,ISBN: 9780618689356, Author Bill Bishop
Required
ISBN: 9780071545969
The war for wealth : the true story of globalization or why the flat world is broken, Author: Gabor Steingart., Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2008
Required
ISBN: 9780521548724
Sacred and secular : religion and politics worldwide, Author: Pippa Norris; Ronald Inglehart, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. 2006
Required
Human Societies: An Introduction to Macrosociology, ISBN: 9781594515781, Author Patrick Nolan and Gerhard Lenski
Required
ISBN: 9780385121224
Plagues and peoples, Author: William H. McNeill, Publisher: Anchor Books Doubleday 1998
Required
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