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2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLS 3580 - Animal Planet (3)

When Offered: On Demand
GEN ED: Integrative Learning Experience (Theme: “Human-Animal Bond”)
This course explores the ways globalization is altering the nature of human-animal encounters. It examines many kinds of global encounters, including those arising from companionship, travel, hunting, sport, food and consumption, and science (e.g., lab animals). Globalization is defined in part by increasing interconnectedness and interdependency, and animal studies are especially concerned with relationships, symbiosis, and environments. The course addresses the interchanges between the local and the global; that is, some of the ways that local cultural attitudes toward animals are being affected by globalization, and how globalization is affecting localized beliefs and practices.