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Tag Archives: genetics

Advanced Genetics- Race & Racism

This class is about the nature and experience of human differences. One of the most fundamental characteristics of biological organisms is that individuals differ from one another in a variety of ways. Recognition of the nature and importance of those … Continue reading

DNA, Diet & Disease

This course will examine the ways in which humans manipulate—and have been manipulated by—the organisms we depend on for food. We will begin by discussing the nature of food, and the genetics, evolution, breeding and molecular engineering of domesticated plants … Continue reading

Anthropological Genetics

Anthropological Genetics The goal of this class is to engage the scope of genetics as it relates to humans; to familiarize anthropology students with the principles of human genetics, especially in those areas in which it differs from genetics of … Continue reading

Social Issues in Biology

“Social Issues in Biology” is a small reading and discussion class with a maximum of 20 students.  Using contemporary and historical examples, discussions examine the social, political and cultural factors that influence science and its presentation to the public.  Cases … Continue reading

Problems of Identity at the Biology-Society Interface

This course will explore the entanglement of biological and social concepts in knowledge about racial and ethnic variation among human populations. The course compares the population genetics understanding of population variation and groupings to the sociological and anthropological conception of … Continue reading