SISP 293, ENVS 284|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Animal Studies|
This course will provide an overview of law and public policy as they apply to non-human animals. The course will explore the historical and philosophical treatment of animals; discuss how such treatment impacts the way judges, policymakers, lawyers, legal scholars, and lay people see, speak about, and use animals; survey current animal protection laws and regulations, including overlap with such policy issues as food and agriculture, climate change, and biodiversity protection; consider recent political and legal campaigns to reform animal protection laws; examine the concept of "standing" and the problems of litigating on behalf of animals; interrogate the current classification of animals as "property" and the impacts of that classification; and debate the carceral turn in animal legal advocacy.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)(SISP-ScieDblMjr)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly Commentaries: Every week I will email out a set of questions concerning recent material. The student will choose one question from the list and write a 250-350 word response.
Papers: Students will write two 1100-1500 word papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be an optional presentation for extra credit, or to replace a commentary grade. Attendance and participation will also be part of the grade. Additional reading materials will be available on Moodle.
|Instructor(s): Gruen,Lori Abrell,Elan Louis Times: ..T.... 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: BOGH114; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: 4|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 16||1st Ranked: 6||2nd Ranked: 4||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 1||Unranked: 4|