Human-Animal Relations

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Anthropology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Human-Animal Relations
Fall 2023
Taught By: Kate McClellan
Section: A

CRN: 16321

Credits: 4

This course will focus on a wide range of human-animal relations, particularly as they inform questions of humanity and animality. How do humans produce what it means to be animal, and vice versa? How are human and animal lives shaped through interspecies relationality and entanglement? And how are animals used to create and negate different forms of humanity across space and time? Readings will address these and other questions through a range of topics, including: multispecies and posthumanist theories and methods; animals, science, and technology; animals and race, sex, gender, and imperialism; colonial and political animality; indigenous, feminist, and decolonial approaches to interspecies relationality; and animal rights, welfare, and ethics. In addition to our readings, the course incorporates site-based projects, guest speakers, and opportunities to engage in experimental approaches to interspecies ethnography and methodology. This course will be offered by Kate McClellan.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Anthropology (ANT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 19

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:18am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 901
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/13/2023