Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 10, 2023  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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STS 4101 - The Entangled Lives of Humans and Animals

(crosslisted) ANTHR 4101 , BSOC 4101  
(KCM-AS) (CU-SBY)     
Fall. 4 credits. Letter grades only.

R. Prentice.

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.

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