(Un)Common reads – The Voyage of the Beagle

In the Spring of 2018 I will be teaching the  (un)common reads class for the UF Honors Program.

This class is going to read and discuss  Charles Darwin’s journey around the globe “The Voyage of the Beagle”. A classic that provides the reader  a fascinating insight into Darwin’s keen observations and integrative power that are the foundation of his theory of natural selection and the struggle for existence.

My goal for this class is to collectively discover passages where Darwin informally described some of the ideas that were the foundation of his theory and we are also going to discuss the places that Darwin and the Beagle visited and the importance of exploration.

Thorough this class I want students to get excited about natural history exploration – as it is one of the pillars of careers in the Life Sciences.