Description
THE GENE:TRANSFRM/FRAGMNT CONCPT
The course covers the period from Gregor Mendel to the molecular gene of the 1990s. We explore its status as a hypothetical construct, and as a spatial concept in terms of its localization in the cell. Discussion of its status as a fundamental unit in biology leads to consideration of its place in the theoretical biology, in speculations about the origin of life, and in debates over the levels at which natural selection acts.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Offering
Course
HPS 2565
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Spring