DeVane Lecture Course
DEVN 196a / E&EB 190a / HUMS 289a, The Evolution of Beauty Richard Prum
Aesthetics and beauty explored from the perspectives of evolutionary biology, zoology, human biology, arts, and culture. Survey of the mechanisms and processes of aesthetic evolution in animals and plants; the nature of sexual conflict over reproduction; the role of aesthetic preferences in the evolution of sexual autonomy; human aesthetics and human art. For the public lecture schedule and additional information, please see the Public Announcement PDF regarding the course.