HIST 498 (01) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/History of Animals

Durham   Liberal Arts > History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   42  
CRN: 56957
In-depth exploration of a particular historical question or topic: for example, the French Revolution, Chaucer's England, or the New Deal. Students should consult with the Department of History for a list of topics and instructors. Course meets the History major requirements for Group I, II, or III, depending on the topic.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Jessica Lepler

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MW 2:10pm - 3:30pm HORT 201
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Do animals have histories? Despite a few rare exceptions of trained pigs, dogs, monkeys, and elephants, animals have left us no written sources to study. Nevertheless, the relationships between humans and other species of animals have changed dramatically over time. Humans have shaped animal lives to serve many purposes; at the same time, animals have served as agents of change in human history. Drawing on recent scholarship in environmental history, economic history, social history, military history, and cultural history, this course will focus on the history of animals as pests, pets, producers, and products. We will study the economic relationships between humans and animals from the ancient past to the present day. Course meets History major requirement for Group I.