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Session   Type Title  
1 Seminar I. CRITICAL THINKING: A CASE STUDY IN ETHICS
2 Seminar Introduction/Course Contract/Introduction to Ethics
3 Seminar Contract/Introduction to Critical Reading and Ethics
4 Seminar Personal Statements Analysis/Ethics Case Study
5 Seminar Discussion of Physician Assisted Suicide
6 Seminar Film: Mar Adentro
7 Seminar Critical Analysis Exercise
8 Seminar Discussion: Mar Adentro and PAS Essay 1 Due
9 Seminar II. BIOLOGY AS IDEOLOGY (BIOLOGICAL DETERMINISM)
10 Seminar Discussion: Biology as Ideology
11 Seminar Collective Outline Exercise
12 Seminar Discussion: Biology as Ideology
13 Seminar III. THE POLITICS OF WOMEN'S BIOLOGY
14 Seminar Discussion: Why No Woman Mathematicians at Harvard?
15 Seminar Science in the News (Student Presentations)
16 Seminar Discussion: Sex Differences in Math Ability
17 Seminar The Edge Debates
18 Seminar Library Research Session
19 Seminar Discussion: Sex and the Brain
20 Seminar Discussion: T and Aggression
21 Seminar Science in the News (Student Presentations)
22 Seminar IV. BEHAVIORAL GENETICS
23 Seminar Discussion: Crime and Violence
24 Seminar Discussion: Genetic Influences in Criminal Convictions
25 Seminar MAO Background/Mid-Term Course Evaluation
26 Seminar Discussion: Role of Genotype in Violence
27 Seminar Student Presentations on Proposed Final Research Paper Topics
28 Seminar Science in the News
29 Seminar V. EVOLUTIONARY PSYCHOLOGY
30 Seminar Discussion: Concepts in Evolutional Psychology
31 Seminar Discussion: The Biology of Human Rape
32 Seminar Mock Trial Assignment/In-Class Meeting of Groups
33 Seminar Discussion: Child Abuse and Stepparents
34 Seminar Mock Trial: Can Evolutionary Psychology be Invoked as Mitigating Factor in a Rape Conviction?
35 Seminar VI. IS THERE IS A BIOLOGICAL BASIS FOR HOMOSEXUALITY?
36 Seminar Discussion: Chapters 1 & 2 in a Natural History of Homosexuality
37 Seminar Is There a Homosexual Brain?
38 Seminar Introduction to LOD Scores
39 Seminar Discussion: Science
40 Seminar VII. SHOULD RACE BE USED IN MEDICAL DECISIONS
41 Seminar Discussion: Ideas about Race
42 Seminar Discussion: Race and Medicine
43 Seminar Science in the News (Student Presentations)
44 Seminar Discussion: Race and Medicine - Beyond BiDil
45 Seminar Final Paper First Drafts Due
46 Seminar Science and the Citizen/Wrap Up