Department of Biology Biosciences
Complex 116 Barrie St. 4326A
Biosciences Comp Kingston, ON Canada
The application of Darwinian evolutionary theory to the interpretation of culture and human nature, and how this impacts on our understanding of civilization and the challenges it faces for the 21st century.
|BIOL 850*: Darwinism and Cultural Evolution|
|Department: Biology||Term Available: Winter 2013||Instructors: Lonnie Aarssen|
Contributions of Darwinian evolutionary theory to the understanding of contemporary culture. Through seminars, essays, and group discussions, students explore ideas, research objectives, and recent discoveries in applying Darwinism to the interpretation of cultural products like art and literature, socio-cultural institutions like religion and marketing, societal problems like war and environmental conservation, and emerging designs for new models of sustainable civilization in the 21st century.