2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog 
    Apr 02, 2020  
2012-2013 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 130 PZ - Monkey Business: Controversies in Human Evolution

(Also PSYC 130 PZ )

Ever since Darwin first posited a plausible mechanism for evolution, scientists and non-scientists alike have used his ideas to support their own concepts about the nature of human nature. In class, we will examine the history, concepts and philosophy behind Darwin’s ideas, exploring in the process the fields of sociobiology, cognitive psychology, and primatology, among others. We will also consider the relationship between development and evolution as we attempt to build an understanding of Darwin’s mechanism that is free of the confused notions that have become attached to it over the years.

Prerequisite(s): A college-level course in at least one of the following three areas: psychology, philosophy, or biology, or permission of the instructor.

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