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ERIC Number: EJ858951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Teaching the Broad, Interdisciplinary Impact of Evolution
Benson, David; Atlas, Pierre; Haberski, Raymond; Higgs, Jamie; Kiley, Patrick; Maxwell, Michael, Jr.; Mirola, William; Norton, Jamey
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v35 n1 p53-57 May 2009
As perhaps the most encompassing idea in biology, evolution has impacted not only science, but other academic disciplines as well. The broad, interdisciplinary impact of evolution was the theme of a course taught at Marian College, Indianapolis, Indiana in 2002, 2004, and 2006. Using a strategy that could be readily adopted at other institutions, professors from other, non-biological disciplines were asked to speak with the class regarding the impact of Darwin specifically or evolution more broadly on their field of study. A political scientist, literature expert, language professor, historian, theologian, art historian, and sociologist have all participated in this course. Student comments have been overwhelmingly positive and suggest the course format affected their thinking with respect to both the humanities and the science of evolution.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana