People and Other Animals

Not offered regularly; consult department

Historical exploration of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet-keeping. Themes include changing ideas about animal agency and intelligence, our moral obligations to animals, and the limits imposed on the use of animals. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.

Related Subjects

Offered Spring 2022

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.185 12.386 STS.031

Environment and History

WF 11:30-1, E51-385
Kate Brown
Susan Solomon
Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.186

Nature and Environment in China

T 1-4, E51-390
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H

Not Offered This Term