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Genes, Race, and Society

This course examines the historical development of theories of “race” in the Western world as applied to human social institutions. It utilizes a knowledge of the biological sciences that is accessible to non-major students. In particular it provides the student with a basic understanding of the principles of evolutionary/population biology, genetics, and taxonomy as they relate to anthropology. Students will also be exposed to topics in philosophy, history (particularly African American history), sociology, and political science.

Dr. Joseph L. Graves, Jr.
NCATSU & UNC Greensboro, NC

Joseph Graves_Genes Race & Society_Syllabus 2000

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