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Saving Animals: The Politics of Rescue, Captivity, and Care

ENVS 295
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: STS 294
Course Cluster and Certificates: Animal Studies

This course examines the major issues related to captive animal care and rescue across a wide variety of contexts, especially the current global extinction crisis, with specific attention to the ethical, political, and social dimensions of human-animal interactions. Discussions, films, readings, and an independent research project will introduce students to key concepts related to animal care and rescue. Specifically, the course will focus on topics including the ethical dilemmas of care, the politics of extinction and conservation, animal trafficking, wildlife rehabilitation efforts, wildlife refuges, captive animal sanctuaries, and zoos.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM ENVS
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on JUL-15-2024
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