"The factors of evolution in man", course offered by Samuel Holmes at University of California, Berkeley (1)

Announcement for a public course, "The Factors of Evolution In Man," offered by the University of California, Berkeley. Samuel J. Holmes taught the 15-part series at the San Francisco Public Library.

243. University of California Extension Offices of Administration Benjamin Ide Wheeler, Ph.D., L.L.D., President of the University Leon J. Richardson, A.B., Associate Professor of Latin, Acting Director of University Extension Elizabeth Colson McGregor, A.B., Secretary in Charge of Class Instruction The Factors of Evolution in Man Is man still evolving? Is he in danger of deterioration? What are the forces that are shaping the course of his development? These are some of the problems to be discussed by Dr. Samuel J. Holmes, Professor of Zoology in the University of California, in an extension class in San Francisco. The great war has turned the mind of the world to the serious impact of these problems as never before. Made aware of the biological trend of his development, man will have it in his power to counteract, in a measure, the forces which are productive of racial decay, and to set in operation agencies by which the heritage of the race may be improved. The course will treat of the various forms which are directing the biological evolution of the race. It will not deal primarily with progress in ideas and institutions, but will consider such progress only in so far as it influences the inborn qualities of mankind. Instruction by Dr. Samuel J. Holmes Dr. S.J. Holmes who conducts the course is a recognized authority on heredity, evolution and eugenics, and a biologist well known as the author of Studies in Animal Behavior, The Evolution of Animal Intelligence, The Elements of Animal Biology, and of many articles published in the Atlantic Monthly, The Scientific Monthly, Journal of Heredity and other periodicals. University Credit The course will be conducted by means of lectures, discussions and assigned readings. One unit of university credit will be granted upon the student's satisfying the instructor as to his grasp of the subject. This intensive study will be optional, however, as the course will be of value alike to one who is approaching the subject for the first time and to the student who has already dealt with the subject. Time and Place of Lectures Beginning April 1, the class will meet every Tuesday and Friday evening from 8 to 9 o'clock in the lecture room on the third floor of the Main Public Library in the Civic Centre. There will be 15 meetings in the course.

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