School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Evolutionary ThinkingWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100998.4


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.


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