CHEM 105

Evolution & Human Origins

How can we understand ourselves? In this interdisciplinary course we will examine the evidence that all life forms on earth, including human beings, have evolved from a common ancestor by means of natural selection. We will draw on ideas from biology, geology, paleontology, philosophy and history in order to gain an evolutionary perspective on what it means to be human. This lecture/lab course fulfills the CORE B2 Science requirement for non-science majors. Field trips during class time will include SF Zoo, SF Botanical Garden & Cal Academy of Science. Corequisite: CHEM 105L Laboratory.

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