NPSY

3870

Evolutionary Psychology

Schools of Public Engagement: Social Sciences

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Evolutionary Psychology

Spring 2018

Taught By: Turner, Gina

Section: A

CRN: 5718

Credits: 3

Evolutionary theory suggests that the behavior of animals, including humans, is shaped by biological drives like survival and reproduction. These drives influence the way we interact on both the personal and the cultural levels. In addition, culture itself has imperatives that exert pressures on human behavior. Evolutionary psychology looks at how the culture we live in can be as much of an factor in human development as the genes we receive from our parents. In this course, we look at milestones in the human lifespan (including parent-child relationships, family interactions, mate choice, illness, and social interactions such as friendship and violence) and possible explanations from an evolutionary perspective.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Social Sciences (NSOS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:23pm 4/20/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2018 - 5/14/2018