Darwinian Revolution

BIOL1320, Fall 2019

BIOL 1320-The Darwinian Revolution

Readings

Course & reading schedule1320

Darwinian Revolution, Fall 2019


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Thur22-Aug

Introduction to course – why study Darwin?


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Tue27-Aug

Evolutionary thinking before Darwin

Genesis 1-2

http://www.biblestudytools.com/nrs/

Farber, P.L. 2000. “Collecting, classifying, and interpreting nature: Linneaus and Buffon, 1735-1788.” In: Finding Order in Nature. Johns Hopkins University Press. pp. 6-21. (find paper below)

Lamarck, J.B. 1809. “Of species among living bodies and the idea that we should attach to that word.” In: Zoological Philosophy. Translated by Hugh Elliot, 1984. University of Chicago Press. pp. 38-40; 43-45. (find paper below)


Thur29-Aug

The young Charles Darwin

Darwin’s Autobiography, p. 21-82.

http://darwin-online.org.uk/content/frameset?viewtype=text&itemID=F1497&pageseq=1


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Tue3-Sep

The voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle: The early years

Lyell, C. 1830. Principles of Geology. Chapters 1 and 6. Available online at:

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/33224

Darwin, C. 1839. The Voyage of the Beagle. Chapters 1-3.

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/944


Thur5-Sep

The voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle: Patagonia and Falklands, Tiera del Fuego

Darwin, C. 1839. The Voyage of the Beagle. Chapters 9-10.

Daily Mail article on nineteenth century travel guides:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2733416/The-riotously-PC-travel-guides-The-informed-detailed-authoritative-unguardedly-rude-Baedeker-Guides.html


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Tue10-Sep

The voyage of the H.M.S. Beagle: Galapagos, Tahiti, New Zealand

Darwin, C. 1839. The Voyage of the Beagle. Chapters 17-18.


Thur12-Sep

The voyage of the BIOL 1320 class: Class will be held at Brackenridge Park


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Tue17-Sep

Science journalism in the 1840s

Chambers, R. 1844. Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation. University of Chicago Press. pp. 222-235. (find paper below)

Secord, J.A. 1989. “Robert Chambers and Vestiges.” In: History, Humanity, and Evolution. Cambridge University Press. pp. 166-188. (find paper below)

**DUE: Brackenridge Park journal


Thur19-Sep

Getting “scooped”: Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace

Darwin, C. and A.R. Wallace. 1858. Proceedings of the meeting of the Linnean Society held on July 1st, 1858. Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society-Zoology. (find paper below).

*class is canceled for this day. But please be sure to read the above. I will be asking about this topic on the exam.


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Tue24-Sep

The Origin: Variation in plants and animals

Darwin, C. 1859. On the Origin of Species. Chapters 1-3.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2009


Thur26-Sep

Guest lecture by Dr. Judith Norman, Philosophy: Nineteenth century German philosophy and Darwin

Chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto:

https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1848/communist-manifesto/ch01.htm


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Tue1-Oct

The Origin: Natural selection

Darwin, C. 1859. On the Origin of Species. Chapter 4.


Thur3-Oct

The Origin: Difficulties with the theory

Darwin, C. 1859. On the Origin of Species. Chapters 6, 9, conclusion in 14.

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Tue8-Oct

Exam 1


Thur10-Oct

Are humans still evolving?

Jones, S. 2010. “The evolution of Utopia.” In: Darwin. Cambridge University Press. pp. 104-120. (find paper below)

Balter, M. 2005. Are humans still evolving? Science 309: 234-237. (find paper below)

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Tue15-Oct

Artificial selection in the modern world: Poster presentations

**DUE: Artificial selection poster


Thur17-Oct

The Descent of Man: Race

Darwin, C. 1871. The Descent of Man. Chapter 7

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2300

Barnshad, M.J. and S.E. Olson. 2003. Does race exist? Scientific American 289: 78-85. (find paper below)

Gibbons, A. 2014. “Shedding light on skin color.” Science 346: 934-936. (find paper below)


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Tue22-Oct

The Descent of Man: Sexual selection

Darwin, C. 1871. The Descent of Man. Chapter 8 and chapter(s) on taxa of

choice (9-18).


Thur24-Oct

The Descent of Man: Sexual selection in humans

Darwin, C. 1871. The Descent of Man. Chapters 8, 19-21.

Buss, D.M. 1994. The strategies of human mating. American Scientist 82:238-249. (find paper below)

DUE: Proposal for paper on Darwin’s influence in “your” field


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Tue29-Oct

Implications of “social Darwinism”: Eugenics

Pearl, R. 1908. Breeding better men. The World’s Work. January 1908: 9818-9824. (find paper below)

Davenport, C.B. 1921. Comparing social traits of various races. School and Society 14:344-348. (find paper below)

Dight, D.F. 1926. The need for the application of eugenic measures for the

prevention of crime and race betterment. The Journal-Lancet Dec. 1, 1926: 1-3. (find paper below)

Brechin, G. 1996. Conserving the race: Natural aristocracies, eugenics, and the U.S. conservation movement. Antipode 28: 229-245. (find paper below)


Thur31-Oct

Emotions and evolution: How expressions are produced

Darwin, C. 1872. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Chapters 1-3.

https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1227


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Tue5-Nov

Emotions and evolution: Expressions in animals

Class will be held at the San Antonio Zoo.


Thur7-Nov

Emotions and evolution: Human expression

Darwin, C. 1872. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Chapters 4-5.

Darwin, C. 1872. The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals. Two chapters of your choice (from 6-13); and Chapter 14.


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Tue12-Nov

Guest lecture by Dr. Jennifer Mathews, Anthropology; The Descent of Man: Introduction to human evolution. 

Class will be held in Storch 011.

Darwin, C. 1871. The Descent of Man. Chapters 1-3.


Thur14-Nov

Exam 2


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Tue19-Nov

Modern studies of evolution; “Evolution in the flesh”

Weiner, J. 1994. The Beak of the Finch. Vintage Books. Chapters 1-5.  (you will need your own copy of this book)


Thur 21-Nov

Guest lecture by Dr. Betsy Tontiplaphol, English: Darwin’s influence on Nineteenth century British literature

Reading TBA

(Dr. Murphy gone to conference today, so class will be run by Dr. Tontiplaphol)


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Tue26-Nov

Modern studies of evolution

Weiner, J. 1994. The Beak of the Finch. Vintage Books. Chapters TBA.

**DUE: Final paper on Darwin’s influence in “your” field


Thur28-Nov

Thanksgiving Break, no class


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Tue3-Dec

TBA


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Thur11-Dec

Final exam, 8:30am-12:30; normal room

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