Anthropology | ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO INTERACTIONS BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS
P600 | 0397 | Scheiber


Course Description:
Are we as humans separate from animals or are we all in it together?  In
this course you will explore how other cultures have addressed this
question using archaeological evidence, ethnographic examples, and
fictional accounts.  We will also explore how people's interactions with
animals are varied and unique, and how anthropologists have addressed this
issue.  Topics will focus on food, cuisine, and ethnicity, domestication,
symbolism, use of animals for labor, companionship, and captivity.
Certain geographic areas will be highlighted including Native North
America, Native South America, and Paleolithic Europe.  The class will
combine lecture, weekly discussions, and student presentations.  Grades
will be based on participation, short writing assignments, and a final
exam.  This course will be interdisciplinary in focus, and is designed for
students interested in anthropology, archaeology, biology, zoology,
history, and the humanities, as well as animal lovers and nature
enthusiasts.