21H.380J People and Other Animals


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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.

21H.380J will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Ritvo.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.

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