Theme Semester: Winter 2006
Explore Evolution

 

 

Coordinated by the Exhibit Museum of Natural History
Other Sponsors:

 

Theme Semester Website: http://www.umich.edu/evolution/

 

 


About the Theme Semester

 

"The concept of biological evolution is one of the most important ideas ever

generated by the application of scientific methods to the natural world."

- Bruce Alperts, National Academy of Sciences, 1999

 

 

Evolutionary theory is a core concept that frames entire fields of inquiry and informs countless insights and discoveries in a wide range of disciplines, from biology and paleontology to psychology and philosophy.

The Winter 2006 LSA Theme Semester, Explore Evolution, will tap the rich intellectual and educational resources of LSA and other University of Michigan units to engage the campus and Ann Arbor area communities in an exploration of the basic concepts of biological evolution, as well as cutting-edge research in the field.

Semester activities will also explore the insights gained when evolutionary concepts are used in the social sciences and as a metaphor in the arts and humanities.

The theme semester is timed to coincide with the installation at the Exhibit Museum of Natural History of a National Science Foundation-funded museum exhibit, "Explore Evolution," that will highlight the current research of seven evolutionary scientists, including U-M paleontologist Phillip Gingerich.

 

Goals

The purpose of the theme semester is to engage the curious, fascinate the interested, and challenge faculty and students with cutting-edge issues in evolutionary science.


The goals for the theme semester include:

 

Highlights include:


Winter 2006 Theme Semester Courses

LSA Course Guide search results (6-FEB-06): UG, GR, Winter 2006, Reqs=Theme_Sem

Title
Section
Instructor
Term
Credits
Requirements

AMCULT 339 — American Religious Movements
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Feeley-Harnik,Gillian; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Other: Theme

ANTHRARC 385 — The Archaeology of Early Humans
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Stutz,Aaron Jonas

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: ULWR, SS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 161 — Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Frisancho,Andres R; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 360 — Race and Human Evolution
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Stutz,Aaron Jonas

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS, RE
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 364 — Nutrition and Evolution
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Frisancho,Andres R; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 467 — Human Behavioral Ecology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Strassmann,Beverly I

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 469 — Topics in Biological Anthropology
Section 001, LEC
Primate Anatomy and Evolution

Instructor:
Guillot,Denise M

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2-4
Graduate Credits: 2-4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 560 — Human Reproductive Ecology
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Strassmann,Beverly I

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 3
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 562 — Human Nature
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Strassmann,Beverly I

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2
Graduate Credits: 2
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 566 — Laboratory in Human Osteology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Guillot,Denise M

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ANTHRBIO 570 — Biological Anthropology: An Overview
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Mitani,John C; homepage

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ANTHRCUL 101 — Introduction to Anthropology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Fricke,Thomas E

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: SS, RE
Other: Theme

ANTHRCUL 101 — Introduction to Anthropology
Section 026, LEC

Instructor:
Sherman,Robert Jason

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: SS, RE
Other: Theme

ANTHRCUL 222 — The Comparative Study of Cultures
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Skurski,Julie A

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: SS
Other: Theme

ANTHRCUL 339 — American Religious Movements
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Feeley-Harnik,Gillian; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Other: Theme

ANTHRCUL 760 — Culture and Cognition
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Nisbett,Richard E
Instructor: Atran,Scott

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 2-3
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 108 — Introduction to Animal Diversity
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Myers,Philip; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 120 — First Year Seminar in Biology
Section 002, SEM
An Introduction to Evolution

Instructor:
Nussbaum,Ronald A; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme, FYSem

BIOLOGY 120 — First Year Seminar in Biology
Section 003, SEM
An Introduction to Evolution

Instructor:
Nussbaum,Ronald A; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme, FYSem

BIOLOGY 162 — Introductory Biology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Olsen,Laura J; homepage
Instructor: Kurdziel,Josephine P; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 5
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 162 — Introductory Biology
Section 002, LEC

Instructor:
Olsen,Laura J; homepage
Instructor: Kurdziel,Josephine P; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 5
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Honors, Theme

BIOLOGY 162 — Introductory Biology
Section 003, LEC

Instructor:
Kurdziel,Josephine P; homepage
Instructor: Raymond,Pamela A

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 5
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 162 — Introductory Biology
Section 004, LEC

Instructor:
Kurdziel,Josephine P; homepage
Instructor: Raymond,Pamela A

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 5
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 225 — Principles of Animal Physiology: Lecture
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Webb,Paul W
Instructor: Wilson,Gisela F

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 288 — Animal Diversity
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
O'Foighil,Diarmaid

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 305 — Genetics
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Clark,Steven E; homepage
Instructor: Wittkopp,Patricia Jean

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

BIOLOGY 390 — Evolution
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Tucker,Priscilla K; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4-5
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 315 — The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Pascual,Mercedes; homepage
Instructor: Foufopoulos,Johannes; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

EEB 341 — Parasitology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Oconnor,Barry M; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 401 — Advanced Topics in Biology
Section 001, LEC
Molecular Ecology

Instructor:
Dick,Christopher William

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2-3
Graduate Credits: 2-3
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 451 — Biology of Mammals
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Myers,Philip; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 472 — Plant-Animal Interactions
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Rathcke,Beverly J; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Graduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 492 — Behavioral Ecology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Tibbetts,Elizabeth Alison

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EEB 512 — Molecular Systematics and Evolution
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Mindell,David P
Instructor: Zhang,Jianzhi

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 3
Other: Theme

EEB 516 — Principles of Evolution
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Knowles,Laura Lacey; homepage
Instructor: Duda Jr,Thomas F

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

EECS 594 — Introduction to Adaptive Systems
Section 001, LEC
Complexity and Emergence

Instructor:
Holland,John H

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

ENGLISH 313 — Topics in Literary Studies
Section 001, LEC
Science Fiction

Instructor:
Rabkin,Eric S; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: HU
Other: Theme

ENVIRON 315 — The Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Pascual,Mercedes; homepage
Instructor: Foufopoulos,Johannes; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

ENVIRON 451 — Biology of Mammals
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Myers,Philip; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 100 — Coral Reefs
Section 001, LEC
Meets Jan 5 thru Feb 23. Final Exam on Feb 23 unless otherwise arranged. (Drop/Add deadline=JAN 25).

Instructor:
Lohmann,Kyger C; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Minicourse, Theme

GEOSCI 103 — Dinosaurs and Other Failures
Section 002, LEC
Meets March 7 thru April 18. Final Exam on April 18 unless otherwise arranged. (Drop/Add deadline=MAR 13).

Instructor:
Peters,Shanan; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Minicourse, Theme

GEOSCI 115 — Earth and Life Through Time
Section 001, LEC
Meets Jan 5 thru Feb 23. Final Exam on Feb 23 unless otherwise arranged. (Drop/Add deadline=JAN 25).

Instructor:
Mukasa,Samuel B; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Minicourse, Theme

GEOSCI 115 — Earth and Life Through Time
Section 002, LEC
Meets March 7 thru April 18. Final Exam on April 18 unless otherwise arranged. (Drop/Add deadline=MAR 13).

Instructor:
Stixrude,Lars P; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Minicourse, Theme

GEOSCI 119 — Introductory Geology Lectures
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Van Der Voo,Rob; homepage
Instructor: Pares,Josep M; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 125 — Evolution and Extinction
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Baumiller,Tomasz K; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 142 — From Stars to Stones
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Zhang,Youxue; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: FYSem, Theme

GEOSCI 150 — Dinosaur Extinction and Other Controversies
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Peters,Shanan; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: FYSem, Theme

GEOSCI 151 — The Ice Ages: Past and Present
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Poulsen,Christopher James

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: FYSem, Theme

GEOSCI 205 — How the Earth Works: The Dynamic Planet
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Clark,Marin Kristen; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 417 — Geology of the Great Lakes
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Rea,David K; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2
Graduate Credits: 2
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 418 — Paleontology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Fisher,Daniel C

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Graduate Credits: 3
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 419 — Paleontology Laboratory
Section 001, LAB

Instructor:
Fisher,Daniel C

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Graduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

GEOSCI 438 — Evolution of the Primates
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Gingerich,Philip D

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

HONORS 250 — Sophomore Seminar
Section 002, SEM
Evolution of Cognition and Social Science Ways of Knowing

Instructor:
Birdsall,William C

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Honors, Theme, Honors

HONORS 493 — College Honors Seminar
Section 001, SEM
Complexity and Emergence

Instructor:
Holland,John H

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Honors, Minicourse, Theme, Honors, Minicourse

LHSP 140 — Arts and Humanities
Section 001, REC
Art in Public Spaces: Evolution Mural

Instructor:
Tucker,Mark E

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: CE
Other: Theme

LHSP 140 — Arts and Humanities
Section 002, REC
Stories in Art

Instructor:
Barron,Paul Douglas

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: CE
Other: Theme

LING 200 — Language and Human Mind
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Boland,Julie E
Instructor: Epstein,Samuel D

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: ID
Other: Theme

LING 211 — Introduction to Language
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
McNulty,Elaine M
Instructor: Duanmu,San

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: SS
Other: Theme

NRE 451 — Biology of Mammals
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Myers,Philip; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Graduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS
Other: Theme

PHIL 640 — Seminar in Ethics
Section 001, SEM
Evolution and Morality

Instructor:
Railton,Peter A
Instructor: Gibbard,Allan F; homepage
Instructor: Sripada,Sekhar Chandra

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 3
Other: Theme

PHYSICS 105 — Origin, and Fate of Life, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe
Section 001, LEC
Meets March 2-April 18. (Drop/Add deadline=MAR 15).

Instructor:
Freese,Katherine; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Minicourse, Theme

PSYCH 111 — Introduction to Psychology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Malley,Brian Edward

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: SS
Other: Theme

PSYCH 111 — Introduction to Psychology
Section 030, LEC

Instructor:
Wierba,Elizabeth E

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: SS
Other: Theme

PSYCH 242 — Language and Human Mind
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Boland,Julie E
Instructor: Epstein,Samuel D

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: ID
Other: Theme

PSYCH 305 — Practicum in Psychology
Section 003, LAB
Developmental Research Convention

Instructor:
Hagen,John W; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Theme, Expr

PSYCH 351 — Advanced Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Evans,Evelyn Margaret

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Reqs: ULWR
Other: Theme

PSYCH 401 — Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science
Section 001, SEM
Why do people believe in gods?

Instructor:
Malley,Brian Edward

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Theme

PSYCH 447 — Current Topics in Cognition and Perception
Section 001, SEM
Complexity and Emergence

Instructor:
Holland,John H

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 3
Other: Theme

PSYCH 689 — Culture and Cognition
Section 001, SEM

Instructor:
Nisbett,Richard E
Instructor: Atran,Scott

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 2-3
Other: Theme

PSYCH 703 — Cognition and Environment
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Kaplan,Stephen; homepage

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 3
Other: Theme

PSYCH 808 — Special Seminar
Section 004, SEM
Complexity and Emergence

Instructor:
Holland,John H

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Theme

PSYCH 808 — Special Seminar
Section 009, SEM
Creating a Unified Model of Resource-Allocation Decisions

Instructor:
Preston,Stephanie D

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Theme

PSYCH 808 — Special Seminar
Section 010, SEM
Evolution and Culture

Instructor:
Nisbett,Richard E

WN 2006
Graduate Credits: 1-4
Other: Theme

RCHUMS 485 — Special Drama Topics
Section 002, SEM
Darwin's Dilemma: A Workshop in Playwriting and Production

Instructor:
Mendeloff,Katherine
Instructor: Badgley,Catherine E; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 1-2
Other: Theme, WorldLit

RCIDIV 351 — Special Topics
Section 001, SEM
Evolution and Intelligent Design

Instructor:
Smith,Gerald Ray

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 2
Other: Theme

RCNSCI 232 — History of Life
Section 001, LEC

Instructor:
Badgley,Catherine E; homepage

WN 2006
Undergraduate Credits: 4
Reqs: BS, NS
Other: Theme


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