HUMANS AND ANIMALS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES

ANT3ANI

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Human and animals relations are basic to society; across all walks of life and in all cultures humans and animals have formed diverse and enduring relationships, and animals have long been used to tell us about what it means to be human. This subject will explore historical, cross cultural and contemporary anthropological perspectives on human and animal relations in small scale societies, in agriculture, in industrialised societies and in leisure culture. In doing so, it will investigate themes such as totemism, animal utility, animal companionship, endangered animals, the human/animal divide and post-humanism.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBenedicta Rousseau

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Incompatible subjects ANT2ANI

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

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Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBenedicta Rousseau

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1,600-word minor essay40
one 2,400-word major essay60