May 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIS 2150 - Animals, People, and History (3)

When Offered: Fall
GEN ED: Historical Studies Designation; Integrative Learning Experience (Theme: “The Human-Animal Bond”)
Topics include: interaction between native people and animals; the exchange of animals as a result of colonization; domestication of cattle, hogs, sheep and goats; changing ideas about hunting; the evolution of taxidermy and the study of natural history; animals during war and civil strife; horses as machines and modes of transport in early industrial cities, new domesticated food sources from rural areas, and finally, our post-domestication relationships with animals as pets and in zoos and aquaria.  It also examines how people have thought about animals, defined animal behavior, and employed those ideas differently over time.