Specialization - Animal Rites

GEND 2086  Animal Rites


Any 18 credits completed.


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




What are animals? Are we really so very different from them? Aristotle was one of the first scientific observers of them; Rene Descartes thought they were best understood as machines; and in the West we seem to think of at least some of them as family. From the perspectives of religion and philosophy this course offers an introductory analysis of the human/animal relation informed by critiques of power, including a gender and race. This course may be credited towards Philosophy and Religions and Cultures.

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