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HIST 4894 Animals&Attitudes:Changing Perceptions&Treatment (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This course will examine select topics in the history of animals and of human-animal interactions and relations. Topics will include classification and the identification and description of new species; the beginnings of comparative anatomy, paleontology, ornithology, and other specialties; extinction and the origins of conservation; the humane movement and animal rights; pet-keeping and the introduction and acclimatization of alien species; changing cultural and pictorial representations of animals; and the history of zoos, aquaria, natural history museums, and menageries.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Rory Browne

Prerequisites: History Core.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17