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2021-2022 Catalog

FYS 167 Animals in History

How have “animals” and “humans” made history together? How can we think and write about history beyond the human? Through the reading and writing assignments in this course, students will reflect on their own understandings of human-animal relationships over the last several centuries in cities, entertainment, food, empire, and the “wild.” We will approach these questions through various lenses: environmental history, cultural history, disability studies, political anthropology, and the history of capitalism.