Biology 399V—Scientific and Cultural Perspectives on Evolution

Department of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Spring 2008, T 5:10-7:00 P.M.

Science Center Auditorium 


Course Objectives:  To explore the relationship between evolutionary theory and modern society.   The popular media might give one the idea that there is real scientific controversy surrounding the theory of evolution.  There is not.  However, there is a media-fueled cultural controversy surrounding evolutionary theory.  In this class, we will examine the media controversy.

Course Syllabus


Book Review Format


Book List


History of Evolutionary Theory.--Read for Week 1.


National Academy of Science


National Center for Science Education


Panda's Thumb--news about evolution


Understanding Evolution


Talk Origins--evolution vs. creationism


Story of the Scopes Monkey Trial


Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.