The Animal and Us

Leigh Walters
Day/Time Taught: 
MW 3:30 – 4:45 pm
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Nonhuman animals have coexisted with humans since the beginning of time. They have been the subject of works of art and literature, as well as sources of income and entertainment. For a long time, people who love and appreciate animals, and have a desire to work with them in a scholarly aspect, have been limited to the academic fields of veterinary medicine, biology, wildlife science, zoology, psychology, anthropology and similar scientific areas. The Animal and Us will be a course that is designed to meet the desire of scholars who wish to study various aspects of nonhuman animals in the humanities. This will include animals in scholarly fields such as the study of literature, art, ethics, film, history, philosophy and culture. Using neither evangelical nor proselytizing teaching methods, this class will study the culture of animals, if such a thing exists, and the differing views humans have had of animals over the many years we have interacted with and lived among them.

Contact FYS

The First Year Seminar is part of the General Education Program located in Anne Belk Hall, Room 250.

Phone: 828-262-2028

Our mailing address:
First Year Seminar
ASU Box 32065
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC 28608

Director of First Year Seminar:
Dr. Martha McCaughey

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