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Darwin's Roadmap to the CurriculumEvolutionary Studies in Higher Education$
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Glenn Geher, David Sloan Wilson, Hadassah Head, and Andrew Gallup

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190624965

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190624965.001.0001

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Darwinian-Inspired Curricula

Darwinian-Inspired Curricula

The EvoS Revolution in Higher Education

(p.3) Chapter 1 Darwinian-Inspired Curricula
Darwin's Roadmap to the Curriculum

Glenn Geher

David Sloan Wilson

Andrew C. Gallup

Hadassah Mativetsky

Richard H. Holler

Oxford University Press

Since the advent of the first interdisciplinary Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) programs at Binghamton University and the State University of New York at New Paltz, students across disciplines have been afforded the opportunity to learn foundational evolutionary principles. They have had the opportunity to explore how evolutionary ideas apply across the curriculum, as well as to issues of everyday life. This book is designed to be an exposé of the EvoS concept, including basic features of an EvoS curriculum, the goals of such a curriculum, and real-world applications of evolution-based ideas found in an EvoS curriculum. Contextualized in the complexities of modern higher education, this book includes chapters discussing the place of EvoS within the broader landscape of higher education as well as controversies in the field. This chapter introduces the coverage and organization of the book by providing a lay of the land.

Keywords:   evolution, evolutionary studies, Darwinism, evolution education, interdisciplinary studies, evolutionary psychology, evolutionary anthropology, evolutionary biology, evolutionary medicine, health

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