Apes and humans? Drug-resistant bacteria? Catastrophic asteroids? Social Darwinism? The Galapagos Islands? Genetic engineering? Mass
extinctions? In this class, you get to discover the “nuts and bolts” of natural selection and develop a simple, plain-English working knowledge of this fascinating field while discussing its historical, scientific, and societal impacts. Suggested text: Evolution: The Triumph of an Idea by Carl Zimmer, available online.