DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN BIOLOGY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
30122
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/26/2019 - 12/6/2019
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course will consider major episodes in the history of biology in the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with the Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and ending with contemporary genomics, we will place the major milestones of modern biology in their wider social, political, and cultural context. Topics may include Darwinism and its controversial reception, eugenics and the control of heredity, experimentation as a hallmark of twentieth century biology, the impact of molecular biology, and the rise of genomics and big data in biology.
Class Attributes
DSAS Natural Science General Ed. Requirement
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Science NonSeq.GE. Req.
Class Notes
This course will consider major episodes in the history of biology in the 19th and 20th centuries. Beginning with the Charles Darwin┬┐s theory of evolution and ending with contemporary genomics, we will place the major milestones of modern biology in their wider social, political, and cultural context. Topics may include Darwinism and its controversial reception, eugenics and the control of heredity, experimentation as a hallmark of twentieth century biology, the impact of molecular biology, the changing practices of natural history, and the rise of genomics and big data in biology.
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Michael Dietrich
Meets
TuTh 2:30PM - 3:45PM
Meeting Dates
08/26/2019 - 12/06/2019
Room
103 Alexander J. Allen Hall
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
30
Seats Open
0
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20