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Kathryn Anne Gillespie
CHID 250
Seattle Campus

Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas

Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

In this class you will learn to better understand the workings of the U.S. food system (at both an industrial and small scale), and the experience of animals within this system. Using animals in the food system as a case study, this course will explore notions of power and difference, ethics, responsibility, and creativity in reimagining the status quo. This course will push the boundaries of how we think about difference and discrimination and recognize the intersections between human and animal oppression. 

IMPORTANT: In addition to the two scheduled class period on campus, students will participate in experiential learning at a local animal sanctuary on Thursdays from 10-3pm.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Kathryn Anne Gillespie
Date: 02/13/2013