BIOLOGY 548E: Ecology, Evolution, and Biodiversity in the Real World

Instructor: Kai Chan
Section: 201

Term: 2
Meets: Tuesdays 1:00-4:00pm

This course will equip students to understand contentious social issues associated with biodiversity and to engage with these issues effectively. Such issues will include evolution and intelligent design, genetic modification of organisms, conservation and indigenous rights, and the commodification of nature. Preparing students to engage with such issues will include introducing them to fundamental principles from economics, ethics, sociology, anthropology, and policy studies and teaching students the skills of communicating with the public and decision makers through various channels.