FYS Section A19. The Human-Animal Bond
Some we eat, some we sleep with, some we pamper, some we kill without thinking when we find them. Throughout human history, our relationships with nonhuman animals have been diverse and complicated. The topic of this seminar is the relatively new interdisciplinary field of anthrozoology, an emerging area of inquiry that seeks to understand the multiplicities of human-animal relationships but also to understand nonhuman animals in and of themselves, rather than simply in comparison to humans. We will investigate the myriad relationships that humans have with animals, and what we might learn about ourselves as well as the animals through this kind of inquiry.
Associate Professor of Psychology