2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 40303 Animals, Culture and Society

An exploration of the social and cultural aspects of the relationship between humans and other animal species, with particular focus on (1) examining the place, meaning and treatment of animals across historical periods, cultures, and social contexts, (2) understanding a range of debates and controversies regarding the ways animals are used by humans, and (3) exploring how humans construct social meanings and identities for themselves and others through animals.