Lecture TimeMonday 6:30pm-8:15pm
Lecturer POON Shuk Wah ((852) 3943 1757 / firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course examines the changing cultural and social positions of animals in the human world from ancient to present times. Adopting cross-cultural and comparative approaches, this course investigates the various and changing roles of animals in the long course of human history as totems, food, working companions, pets, etc. The changing human-animal relationship is a useful lens to understand not only the important role animals have played in human society, but also the changes in the ethical values of the humanity over time.
Students will be able to
Lecture 01: Introduction: Background and Issues
Lecture 02: From Hunting to Domestication of Animals
Lecture 03: Animals in Asian Religious Traditions
Lecture 04: Animals in Western Religious Traditions
Lecture 05: Animal Food Taboo (Tutorial 1)
Lecture 06: The Age of Reason and Modern Zoos (Tutorial 2)
Lecture 07: Animals, Science, and Epidemics
Lecture 08: Pet-keeping Culture and the Rise of the Middle Class
Lecture 09: Animals in the Age of Imperialism
Lecture 10: The Emergence of Animal Protection Movements in the 19th Century
Lecture 11: Politics of Animal Protection in the 20th Century (Tutorial 3)
Lecture 12: Animals as National Symbols (Tutorial 4)
Lecture 13: Conclusion: “Why Look at Animals”
Class Participation: 15%
Tutorial presentation and discussion: 15% (6% + 3%x3)
Tutorial report (due on Apr. 10): 15%
1,500 words in English
Mar. 30, Apr. 6
Draft of Term Paper: 6%
5 pages, due on Mar. 26
Term Paper: 45%
3,500-4,000 words in English, due on Apr. 20
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Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.
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The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.