Description
DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN BIOLOGY
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.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Recitation - Required
Course Attributes
Natural Science
Pmathic Ctext: Science Nonseq.
Offering
Course
HPS 0626
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring