21A.419[J] People and Other Animals


Class Info

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.

This class has no prerequisites.

21A.419[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by H. Ritvo.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Spring 2015 Subject Evaluations, 21A.419[J] was rated 6.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Undergraduate Subjects site.

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