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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2005

HIS 362G • Hist of Modern Biology

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
37435 MWF
9:00 AM-10:00 AM
MEZ B0.306

Course Description

What is life? This course will examine the different ways investigators since the eighteenth century have tried to answer this question: by collecting and categorizing the world's creatures, by taking living things apart, by experimenting on and with living bodies, by trying to reconstruct the history of life on earth, by attempting to understand the relationships of living things with one another, and by attempting to understand and manipulate "human nature".

Designed to accomodate 100 or more students. Course number may be repeated for credit when the topics vary.


Tentative books: Charles Darwin, Origin of Species Danile Kevles, In the Name of Eugenics James Watson, The Double Helix


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