Approved in 2020-21

Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution (Gen Ed 1048)

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2022

How does intellectual change happen and how do diverse communities respond to new ideas such as evolution, paying attention to different historical forces in social, religious, scientific, and cultural context?

 

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Janet Browne

Survival of the fittest, nature red in tooth and claw, trees of life, the ascent of mankind, the biological origin of humankind…. Western culture is loaded with evolutionary metaphors and images.... Read more about Rethinking the Darwinian Revolution (Gen Ed 1048)

Scientific Critical Thinking (Gen Ed 1024)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2021

How can we (as individuals and as whole societies) better incorporate into our thinking and decision making the problem-solving techniques characteristic of science at its best?

 

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Edward J. Hall and Douglas Finkbeiner

We humans have developed rational and systematic methods for solving problems, ways carefully designed to chart a reliable path to the truth. Yet we as individuals, as groups, as whole societies fail to take full advantage of these methods.... Read more about Scientific Critical Thinking (Gen Ed 1024)

How Did We Get Here? From Slavery to #MeToo (Gen Ed 1041)

Semester: 

N/A

How can the resistance strategies of women from slavery through today help us critically examine oour current moment from identity and power to racism and law?

 

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Linda Chavers

Everything we think we know is wrong, right? We get our news through a wide variety of mediums from Twitter to FOX News. The #MeToo movement as we know it came to national fame from a Twitter thread.... Read more about How Did We Get Here? From Slavery to #MeToo (Gen Ed 1041)