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Predators, Prey, Pets, and PETA: Changing Human-Animal Relationships

ANTH 256
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ARCP 256
Course Cluster: Animal Studies

Animals are all around us--in homes and laboratories, farms and forests, zoos and supermarkets. We all know this. In fact, this seems so natural that the remarkable ways we incorporate animals into our lives often go unnoticed. What makes an animal a predator in one setting, prey in another? A companion to befriend or a trophy to fight over? This class explores human-animal relationships from a long-term perspective from pre-history to the present. Drawing on readings in archaeology, anthropology, psychology, biology, and other disciplines, we will examine an array of topics, including hunting, domestication, emotional attachments, taboos, scientific research and testing, and animal rights.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS ANTH
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on MAR-26-2023
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