History of ConsciousnessHISC 166 Race, Science, and Humanities

Is race a social construct or (partially at least) a biologically grounded reality? Which medical, biological, social, and political agendas are at play with respect to the genomics of race? Genomic results of the past few decades have added significant complexity to the view that race is primarily a social construct. The debates rage, and the stakes are high. Course engages the history, philosophy, and anthropology of the genetics and genomics of race from the 19th century to today, also introducing the basic science on a "need-to-know" basis.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor

Rasmus Winther