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.

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Offered Spring 2021

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

Environment and History

MW 1-2:30, VIRTUAL
Kate Brown
Susan Solomon
Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.186

Nature and Environment in China

NEW SUBJECT!
T EVE 7-10, VIRTUAL
Tristan Brown Introductory HASS-H
21H.187

US Environmental Governance: from National Parks to the Green New Deal

NEW SUBJECT!
TR 11-12:30, VIRTUAL
Megan A. Black Introductory HASS-H

Not Offered This Term

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.981

Seminar in Nature, Environment, and Empire

Not offered regularly; consult department
Staff Graduate