Evolutionary Perspectives on Modern Society

University of Queensland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Evolutionary Perspectives on Modern Society

  • Host University

    University of Queensland

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Behavioral Science, Human Development

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    2
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Evolution has shaped our environment, our bodies, and our behaviours to make us precisely what we are today. The battle of the sexes, the obesity epidemic, violence, deception, antibiotic resistance, the issues we see in the news every day, all make sense in light of our evolutionary history. In this course, you will be provided with the foundations of evolutionary concepts that will help you understand why these issues (and others) occur and if, or how, we can solve them. BIOL1100 will change the way you see the world around you, and give you a deeper understanding of human behaviour, food security and health in today's society.
     
     
    Course Introduction
    Evolution has shaped our environment, our bodies, and our behaviours to make us precisely what we are today. The battle of the sexes, the obesity epidemic, violence, deception, antibiotic resistance ? the issues we see in the news every day ? all make sense in light of our evolutionary history. In this course, you will be provided with the foundations of evolutionary concepts that will help you understand why these issues (and others) occur and if ? or how ? we can solve them. BIOL1100 will change the way you see the world around you, and give you a deeper understanding of human behaviour, food security and health in today?s society.
     
     
    Learning Objectives
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    • Understand the basic biological facts and concepts related to evolution and natural selection
    • Understand how these biological bases explain many of the societal issues and behaviour in our modern society
    • Read and critique articles, book chapters and books written on these issues for the general educated public, communicating these critiques in writing
     
    Class Contact
    3 Lecture hours, 1 Tutorial hour

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