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Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology
Prof Cain's research interests include the history of evolutionary studies, Darwin and Darwinism, history of science in London, history of natural history and natural history films.
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HPSC3027 Evolution in Science and Culture
This page provides basic information about the module HPSC3027.
- 2012-13 UCL common timetable information for this module (link)
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This module will be taught by Professor Joe Cain.
A historical survey of evolutionary thinking from the Enlightenment to the present. We start with Darwin, of course. What did he really say, and why? How were those ideas received at the time? We compare Darwin with those who came before and after. This course combines a study of evolutionary theory with an exploration of evolution’s influence within wider culture: from political theory to eugenics, from questions involving science and religion to pop culture. No prerequisites. Students in other departments very welcome.
one 3,000 word essay (50%)
one 3-hour exam (50%)
required texts for the course
No textbook is set; required readings are set throughout the course
No prerequisites, any department, students should be 3rd year standing, but 2nd year students are allowed on the module if prepared.
Students outside STS are welcome.
This course connects naturally with:
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