HUMANS AND ANIMALS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorBenedicta Rousseau
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Incompatible subjects ANT2ANI
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBenedicta Rousseau
One 3.0 hours lecture/seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|one 1,600-word minor essay||40|
|one 2,400-word major essay||60|