Description
EUGENICS AND SOCIAL DARWINISM
** available as of 06/30/2021
This seminar will address efforts to manage human heredity and evolution. We will consider the origins social Darwinism and eugenics in the nineteenth century and its global rise in popularity in the early twentieth century. We will critically examine claims regarding the decline of eugenics in response to its uses in Nazi Germany, and consider late twentieth century efforts of population control, genetic counseling, genetic engineering, and gene editing as forms of eugenics. We will also grapple with issues regarding the ethics of eugenics
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2245
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus