Prerequisites and Requirements
All students must already have successfully completed BIL 160 (Evolution and Biodiversity) or equivalent.
Class meets every Monday from 2:30-3:20pm in Cox 166.
A list of weekly readings can be found below, arranged by date. All students are responsible for all readings. Attendance is mandatory, and is monitored by the topic sheets. If you don't turn in a topic sheet, you'll be considered absent. One half a grade is lost for every absence, but you are allowed ONE excused absence.
|Jan 14||Introduction and Overview||Assigning Seminar Leaders||Start Reading Now|
|Jan 21||Dr. Martin Luther King Day||Reading Week||No class this week|
|Jan 28||Genes and the Making of Creatures||The Selfish Gene, Ch 1 - 4||Naiomi Gunaratne & Preetha Kamath|
|Feb 4||Genes in Control||The Selfish Gene, Ch 5 - 7||Madelen Diaz & Shannon Glenn|
|Feb 11||Organisms Interacting||The Selfish Gene, Ch 8 - 10||Christian Cox & Brady Williams|
|Feb 18||Memes and Genes||The Selfish Gene, Ch 11 - 13||Ryan Steinberg & Alison Mathysse|
|Feb 25||Making Gods||The God Delusion, Ch 1 - 2||Justine Fenner & Nicholas Avianto|
|Mar 4||The God Person: Yes or No?||The God Delusion, Ch 3 - 4||Rob Rankin & Rachel Monahan|
|Mar 11||Spring Break||wooooo!||No class this week|
Religion and Morality: Biological Roots
||The God Delusion, Ch 5 - 6||Sean Bouza & Connor Berger|
|Mar 25||The "Good" Book: Is it?||The God Delusion, Ch 7 - 8||John Paul Tarangelo, Anastasia Skliros & Joshua Bitran|
|Apr 1||Escape from Religion?||The God Delusion, Ch 9 - 10||Willie Lee & Ana De Andreis|
|Apr 8||The Church as Organism: Evolutionary vs. Social Science Perspectives||Darwin's Cathedral, Ch 1 - 3||Lea Delosa & Christhian Barrios|
|Apr 15||Secular Utility of Religion: Historical and Modern||Darwin's Cathedral, Ch 4 - 5||Samantha Castagna|
|Apr 22||Forgiveness and Unity||Darwin's Cathedral, Ch 6 - 7||Marwan Alenezi & Hunter Starkey|
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