HIST 498 (2SY) - Explorations of Historical Perspectives

Expl/History of Animals

Durham   Liberal Arts :: History
Online Course Delivery Method: Scheduled meeting time, Online (no campus visits), EUNH
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2021 - Full Term (02/01/2021 - 05/11/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   48  
CRN: 56379
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.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Historical Perspectives(Disc)
Instructors: Jessica Lepler, Katie Dreyer-Rowe

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
2/1/2021 5/11/2021 TR 11:10am - 12:30pm ONLINE
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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.