Nature vs. Nurture: The History of a Debate

3 credits

HIST 4625

College of Arts and Science

(cross-leveled with HIST 7625). The purpose of this course is to explore the debate on nature vs. nurture in human society from the late eighteenth century to the present. The goal of this course is to give biology, history, and social science (including journalism) majors a better understanding of how this debate between nature and culture has played out over the past 250 years, and what impact it has left on biology, the social sciences, and public discourse today.