The Humanities Research Institute has collaborated with the Department of Anthropology and the Office of Undergraduate Research to pilot the Humanities Research Lab. Humanities Research Lab courses will emphasize humanities and interdisciplinary research methods and provide engaged research experiences for students at the gen ed level. This is a great course for students looking to learn about humanities research or scholarly research more broadly. The first offering is ANTH 126, available this spring.
ANTH 126: Humans and Animals - Food or Friend? Emphasizes questions of how we can move toward a more sustainable future by focusing on two key realms of human relations with non-human animals: as food, and as “friend,” or pets/companion animals. A third category, of animals as “fauna” or avatars of the wild will be touched on briefly. Anchored in humanistic social science, this course also exposes students to the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary thinking and research, and provides an opportunity for active experiential learning and pubic engagement. This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for Social/Behavioral Sciences. Meets online for Spring 2021, TR 11:00 AM – 12:20 PM, Professor Jane Desmond.
Thanks to Alaina Pincus of the Humanities Research Institute for this information item.