HIST 395 - Advanced Seminar
Prerequisites: At least junior standing, 15 credits in history, or consent of the instructor. Prerequisites may vary by topic. A seminar offered from time to time depending on student interest and staff availability, in a selected topic or problem in history. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Fall 2013 topics:
HIST 395-02: Seminar: Animal experimentation and animal rights in historical perspective (3). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. In this course we deal with the place of animals in Western society. More particularly, we trace the history of the use of animals as living objects of laboratory experimentation and explore the controversies that vivisectional practices have engendered. Do animals have rights? What to think of animal liberation activism? To what extent has animal experimentation been essential to the progress of science, especially medical science? We look at these questions in the wider context of humane movements, and of societies that have been established for the prevention of cruelty to animals. (HU) Rupke.
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