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Professor Gary A. Sojka, Ph.D.

Professor Gary A. Sojka
  • Bucknell University
  • Purdue University
We are the beneficiaries of a civilization that has come down to us as the result of 10,000 years of progress and change.
Dr. Gary A. Sojka is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bucknell University, where he also served as president. He previously taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was also dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He earned his master's degree and Ph.D. in Biochemical Genetics at Purdue University. In addition to teaching courses in microbiology, cell biology, and the general studies curriculum at Bucknell, Professor Sojka offered guest lectures in anthropology and bioethics as well as seminars on the domestication of plants and animals and the security of the world's food supply. His expertise as an educator has been recognized with a number of awards, including the Indiana University Bloomington Senior Class Award for Teaching Excellence and Dedication to Undergraduates, the Indiana University System Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching, and the Sheepskin Award from the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities. Dr. Sojka is also a practicing agriculturalist, working with his wife, Sandra, to breed and raise endangered livestock. He has served as the president of the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy and the Philadelphia Society for Promoting Agriculture and continues to pursue his interest in public policy relating to animal welfare, breed conservation, farm safety, and equine athlete health and safety.
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"Professor Sojka's wide breadth of knowledge on both theoretical and practical bases and across several disciplines, made the material come alive. I would highly recommend him."

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  1. Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact

    Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact

    Gary A. Sojka
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Survey the remarkable innovation that signaled the greatest transition in human history: the domestication of plants and animals. In Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact, award-winning Professor Gary A. Sojka offers a unique, multidisciplinary perspective on human life seldom made available in a single course. In 24 lectures, he weaves a remarkable tale of science and history than spans from the...
  2. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact & Big History: The Big Bang, Life on Earth, and the Rise of Humanity

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $379.90 Starting at $379.90 $774.90 $379.90$774.90
    Grasp the most important moments in the history of human civilization—and even the universe itself—with this illuminating two-course set. Start with a survey of the remarkable innovation that signaled the greatest transition in human history, the domestication of plants and animals, in Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact. Then, take an enormous leap backwards and examine the history of...
  3. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact & Biology: The Science of Life  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact & Biology: The Science of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $479.90 Starting at $479.90 $954.90 $479.90$954.90
    Learn more than you ever thought possible about the intriguing science of the world around you with this course set delivered by two award-winning professors. First, survey the remarkable innovation that signaled the greatest transition in history—the domestication of plants and animals—in Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact. Then, explore the fundamental principles of how living things...
  4. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
  5. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Science in the Twentieth Century  Set

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Science in the Twentieth Century

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $329.90 Starting at $329.90 $629.90 $329.90$629.90
    This two-course set is your chance to get two dynamic perspectives on the scientific world: our relationship with plants and animals, and the scientific revolutions of the 20th century. Survey the remarkable innovation that signaled the greatest transition in human history, the domestication of plants and animals, in Understanding the Human Factor: Life and Its Impact. Then, learn just how much the last 100 years...