Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Evolutionary ThinkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100998.4

Discipline: HUMAN BIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Chris Fleming


Equivalent Units
100865 - Evolutionary Thinking

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 60 credit points at Level 1.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Evolutionary thinking has been one of the strongest and most pervasive influences on human thinking and behaviour in the modern era, leading in its most dangerous forms to eugenics, social engineering and theories of racial hierarchy. This unit examines various evolutionary modes of thought - focusing especially on Darwins The Origin of Species (1859) - their social and cultural impact, and challenges to their legitimacy.

Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1007.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
M1024.1Religion, Anthropology and PhilosophyCONTINUING
SM1003.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1032.1Religion, Anthropology and PhilosophyCONTINUING




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