Instructor: Pascal Gagneux, Pathology and Anthropology, Associate Director of CARTA, and guest lectures from UC San Diego Faculty Ajit Varki, MD (Medicine & Cellular and Molecular Medicine), Katerina Semendeferi, PhD (Anthropology), Robert Kluender, PhD (Lingusitics), and Alysson Muotri, PhD (Stem Cell program).
Goal: Explore the varied approaches to explaining a singular phenomenon: The Human Phenomenon, a phenomenon that is not the object of a single discipline.
Format: Two hour lecture including discussion
Reading: One broad review or book chapter per session, posted on the website as downloadable pdf in advance.
Day and Time: Thursday, 1 to 3 pm
Location: Biomedical Research Facility 2 (BRF2), room 5A03
Evaluation: Final grade will reflect 1) student questions about the reading sent to instructor each week,
2) student presentation, and
3) ten page essay on "key questions in Anthropogeny"