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One animal behaviorist speculates that big brains develop when species are social; that is, when they must read cues from members of their group to understand when to approach, when to flee, when to fight, when to care. This course looks not only at animals in their social lives, but also at animals in their lives with us. We ask questions about how species become entangled and what that means for both parties, about the social lives of animals independently and with humans, about the survival of human and animal species, and about what it means to use animals for science, food, and profit. The course draws on readings from Anthropology, Science & Technology Studies, and animal trainers and behaviorists.
When Offered Fall.
Distribution Category (KCM-AS, SSC-AS)
Course Attribute (CU-SBY)
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Graded(Letter grades only)
Class Number & Section Details
- W Morrill Hall 111
- Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
Instruction Mode: In Person
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