Feb 24, 2020  
Undergraduate Record 2018-2019 
Undergraduate Record 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

BIOL 1020 - Darwinian Medicine

We will explore an emerging aspect of medical thinking- “Darwinian medicine.” This new discipline applies the principles of evolutionary biology to the problems of medicine. The evolutionary explanations generated by this approach will help to uncover new and more effective methods of treatment. As a class, we will attempt to construct Darwinian explanations for a variety of illnesses and to design experiments to test this perspective.

Credits: 3