SIC-5200 The Species, the Individual, and Community
In this interdisciplinary course, students explore "human nature" using theories and tools from biology and from many of the social sciences, including archeology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students will learn the theories by reading both classic texts and recent scholarly works, including a novel about human evolution set in the Ice Age, and by watching videos, visiting websites, and writing several short papers. Ultimately, students will be asked to formulate their own understanding of "human nature" and to apply their insights to social situations at home, school, work, or the wider community.
Offered in Apr 2023, Oct 2023, Apr 2024
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