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More-Than-Human-Worlds: Theories and Fictions

COL 310
Spring 2025
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: ENVS 320
Course Cluster and Certificates: Animal Studies

How do we imagine the worlds of other life forms: what they know, what is meaningful to them, their ways of communicating? Which senses must we use and what forms of translation are necessary (if impossible) to turn their languages, their thoughts, their desires into our fictions or poetry or theory? What stories have been told and what stories could or should we tell in order to inspire more responsive and responsible relations between the diverse yet enmeshed worlds of human and non-human lives? These are some of the questions we will be asking as we move through a diverse range of writings about relations to other animals and to other worlds that are both within and beyond our own.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ANST-MN)(COL)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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