Evolution, Cognition, and Society


Using primary literature in evolutionary anthropology and cognitive science to discuss major societal events, behaviors, and issues. Topics include sex, prejudice, religion, music, abortion, illness, sexuality, global health, death, politics, economics and drugs. Emphasis on biological and cognitive perspectives to solving today's biggest personal, local and global problems. Topics will change each semester; course can be taken more than once. Prerequisite: at least one course in behavior, ecology, or cognition at the 200+ level.
Curriculum Codes
  • STS
  • NS
Cross-Listed As
  • PSY 561S
Typically Offered
Spring Only