ENVI 260
The Whale Fall 2017
Division II
Cross-listed ENVI 260 / ANTH 260 / SCST 260
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Between the 1950s and 1970s, public attitudes toward whales and dolphins underwent a remarkable transformation. Once the target of a rapacious global industry, whales now (mostly) enjoy protection from commercial exploitation and occupy the position of global environmental icon. A key figure in the industrial revolution as well as in the emergence of environmental consciousness in North America, whales provide a touchstone for examining the environmental imaginations of diverse peoples and institutions across time and space. This course traces the history of the human-whale relationship from the eighteenth century onward in North America and concludes with an in-depth discussion of whales’ current place in the law, culture, and politics of a globalizing world.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1616
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: several shorter writing assignments and a final project
Prerequisites: ENVI 101 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: Environmental Studies majors and concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENVI 260 Division II ANTH 260 Division II SCST 260 Division II

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