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New Undergraduate Course Supplement 2018


ASCL 54.05 Animals and the Post-human World

Historically, the notion of what it means to be human has been inextricably linked with the non-human world. Through readings, films and class discussions focused on the US and India, students will gain insights into the relatively new field of the post-humanities. The notion of post-human has another meaning relevant to our course, literally signifying a world after human beings. Over the semester students will learn about the anthropocene, a concept that describes this as an age where human beings exert an unprecedented geological force on their environment through consumption of oil, natural gas and fossil fuels. We will explore the domestication of animals, pet culture and the consumption of animals. This course examines current debates in environmental history focusing in India and the world and animal studies.

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