NCLT 340 The Biology of Humanity: Nature vs. Nurture

3 Semester Hours

Dr. Shelli Williams

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One of the key debates among biologists and social scientists is how much of human nature is caused by our genetic material and how much is a side-effect of the environment in which we are raised. This course seeks to offer a chance for students to explore these debates through a variety of published works of non-fiction.

Learning Objectives

The student will be exposed to discussions of the nature-versus-nurture debate, some expressly stated, others inherent in the subject matter. By the end of this contract, the student should have a better understanding of these arguments as well as a more clearly elucidated personal opinion.