GLOBAL 24.003

Contemplating the past, present and future of humankind

GLOBAL 24.003 Freshman Seminar In Global Studies
Restrictions: Class #: 25697 Units/Credit: 1 (P/NP) Time/Location: Thur: 10:00-11:00am – 211 Dwinelle Final Exam Group: None Instructor: Crystal Cohen Chang
In this seminar, students will discuss and debate the forces that have shaped human evolution. Dr. Chang Cohen will use the interdisciplinary approach of Yuval Harari’s 2014 book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, to explore questions such as these: How and why have Homo sapiens come to dominate all species on Earth? Are Homo sapiens on the verge of creating a new human species with new genetic technologies? If so, who might benefit from genetic enhancements and who will be left behind? What are the consequences for life as we know it?

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