BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Implications of Evolutionary Biology Outside the Natural Sciences
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Other:
FYSem
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

All the contemporary life on Earth evolved from the common ancestor, which lived over 3,500 million years ago, and humans evolved from apes in the course of the last ~10 millions of years. These facts form the foundation of biology, but what is their importance, if any, outside the domain of biology? We will explore implications of modern evolutionary biology for medicine, psychology, a variety of social issues, traditional beliefs, and existential questions. Some of these implications are well-established, but many others remain controversial.

Course Requirements:

Evaluation will be based on quizzes, six assignments, midterm paper and final paper.

Intended Audience:

Both biology and non-biology majors.

No special knowledge of Biology beyond the basic High School level is required; however, you must be willing to think, write, and debate.

Class Format:

We will start from discussing some accessible primary literature and popular works on evolutionary medicine and psychology. In the second part of the class the emphasis will be on polemics about implications of evolution for controversial social, religious, and philosophical issues.

Schedule

BIOLOGY 120 - First Year Seminar in Biology
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
20250
Closed
0
5Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
002 (SEM)
 In Person
25985
Closed
0
1Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
003 (SEM)
 In Person
35522
Closed
0
9Y1
9Enrollment Management
-
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars
004 (SEM)
 In Person
35611
Closed
0
9Enrollment Management
4Y1
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Please be advised that the registration process and restricted seating/enrollment management for First Year Seminars (FYS) are managed by the LSA Dean's Office. For additional information regarding this process, please visit the FYS FAQ https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/academics/engaged-learning/first-year-seminars

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