Difference and Diversity: Race, Gender, and Sexuality - The Natural Sciences Perspective

COLL-C 105 — Fall 2017 — Themester

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Justin R. Garcia
Ballantine Hall 103
Days and Times
1:00P-2:15P TR
Course Description

This course takes up the themes of diversity, difference, and otherness from the point of view of the natural sciences. We will examine race, gender, and sexuality as scientific constructs, how they have been and continue to be applied, and their constituent parts from the perspective of human evolutionary biology. A focus will be on mechanisms of natural and sexual selection to shape regional adaptations to social and environmental ecologies. Demands for survival and reproduction will be considered in the context of specific regions of origin, adaptive individual differences, and both how and why diversity and difference are important to understanding the natural world. (This course number has multiple titles. Choose section 13143 with Prof. J. Garcia.)

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