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.  HU
Th 4pm-5:20pm