- MLAP 31210 Winter
Human Origins: From Early Primate Beginnings to Evolutionary Medicine Human Origins: From Early Primate Beginnings to Evolutionary Medicine
Human beings are members of the order Primates, a distinctive group of mammals that originated around 80 million years ago. Within the primate evolutionary tree, the branch leading to the human...
- MLAP 35105 Winter
Imagining the City Imagining the City
The rise of the modern city makes possible new modes of experience, new kinds of people, and new kinds of stories. To appreciate these novelties, we will start by looking at sociologist Georg Simmel's...
- MLAP 30600 Winter
Meaning and Motive in Social Thought Meaning and Motive in Social Thought
This core course in the Social Sciences studies classic works of social thought that remain foundational in contemporary theory, law, and policy. Among the central questions to be explored are the...
- MLAP 31206 Winter
The Science of Pollution and Climate The Science of Pollution and Climate
This class will explore the science behind contemporary issues such as global warming and forms of pollution such as urban aerosols, lead in drinking water, the global mercury cycle, endocrine...
- MLAP 34907 Winter
World Wisdom Literature World Wisdom Literature
How to live and how to lead are questions that every human community has sought to answer. The thinkers on ethics and leadership whose writings we explore in this course come from Europe, Asia, Africa...
- MLAP 33200 Spring
Models of the Universe Models of the Universe
Many of the activities we honor and cherish in our culture—such as art, literature, music, philosophy, sports, and religion—struggle with the question, “What is our place in the universe?” Our...
- MLAP 31215 Spring
The Neurobiology of Everyday Life and its Dilemmas The Neurobiology of Everyday Life and its Dilemmas
This course will focus on the nervous system, how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We...
- MLAP 31850 Spring
Twentieth Century American Fiction Twentieth Century American Fiction
This course presents America's major writers of short fiction in the 20th century. We will begin with Willa Cather's "Paul's Case" in 1905 and proceed to the masters of High Modernism, Hemingway...
- MLAP 36400 Spring
Digital Ethics Digital Ethics
The philosophy of technology is an exciting and broad field. This course serves as an in-depth introduction to the fields of applied ethics and technology studies.
The course will pair classic...