Phone: (845) 257-3470
Location: Science Hall, Room 152 (Program Director)
Web address: www.newpaltz.edu/evos

The Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that introduces students to the core ideas of evolutionary theory and provides applications of these ideas across academic areas. The cornerstone of this program is the Evolutionary Studies Seminar, which includes lectures by external speakers with expertise on various aspects of evolutionary scholarship. EvoS courses are drawn from several disciplines, including anthropology, art history, biology, black studies, communication disorders, English, geology, history, physics, and psychology.

For more information, contact:

Tom Nolen, EvoS Director
Professor of Biology
Office: SH 152
Phone: 845-257-3753
E-mail: nolent@newpaltz.edu

Glenn Geher, EvoS Founding Director
Professor of Psychology
Office: WH 362
Phone: 845-257-3091
E-mail: geherg@newpaltz.edu

EVO193. Evo Studies Selected Topic. 1-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

May be repeated for credit

EVO201. Evolution and Human Health. 3 Credits.

Theoretical and practical study of human evolution as it relates to optimizing health and fitness today. Lecture/demonstration/movement.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts
  • GE4: Natural Science Course
May not be repeated for credit

EVO295. Evolutnry Studs Indepndt Stds. 1-12 Credits.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts
May be repeated for credit

EVO301. Evolutionary Studies Seminar. 3 Credits.

An interdisciplinary seminar featuring bi-weekly presentations by experts on evolution. Speakers will represent areas of scholarship that have been addressed in terms of evolutionary themes such as anthropology, biology, English, and psychology.

Attributes:

  • Liberal Arts
  • Writing Intensive

Restrictions:

  • Must not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman
May be repeated for credit

EVO493. Evo Studies Selected Topic. 3-12 Credits.

Selected topics courses are regularly scheduled courses that focus on a particular topic of interest. Descriptions are printed in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Selected topics courses may be used as elective credit and may be repeated for credit, provided that the topic of the course changes.

May be repeated for credit

EVO495. Independent Study Evo Studies. 1-12 Credits.

For information about EvoS affiliated faculty, please see refer to their home department pages, listed below.

Alex Bartholomew, Geology
Kerry Carso, Art History
Victor DeMunck, Anthropology
Clifford Evans, Psychology
Glenn Geher, Psychology
Aaron Haselton, Biology
Eugene Heath, Philosophy
Andrew Higgins, English
Aaron Isabelle, Teaching & Learning
Spencer Mass, Biology
Jed Mayer, English
Itty Neuhaus, Art
Amy Nitza, Institute for Disaster Mental Health
Tom Nolen, Biology
Kenneth Nystrom, Anthropology
Raj Pandya, Physics & Astronomy
Jeff Reinking, Biology
Hamilton Stapell, History
Andrea Varga, Theatre Arts
Jennifer Waldo, Biology