LAW 381

Animals, Culture and the Law

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-0-0

Introduction to posthumanist studies and their legal applications. Canvasses multiple theoretical approaches supporting animal advocacy and investigates their application to a number of current legal and cultural controversies regarding human-animal relations. Examines the cultural meanings of the terms "human", "animal" and "species". Links with differences such as race, gender, culture and class are explored. Current legal proposals to change animals' property status also considered.


  • Credit will be granted for only one of LAW 381, LAW 343 (if taken in the same topic).

Undergraduate course in Law offered by the Faculty of Law.

Summer 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Summer timetable available: February 15. Fall and Spring timetables available: May 15.

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