Professor: Lisa Munger
• CRN 13130: Tuesday & Thursday, 1415-1545 @ LIL 245
Marine mammals (whales, dolphins, seals, and others) occupy a special place in the human psyche. Throughout history, we have hunted, feared, and revered our sea-dwelling mammalian relatives. This course will explore the role of marine mammals in human society from a variety of perspectives, including traditional knowledge, science, legend and myth, art, literature, and popular media. In this course, we will create works (written, graphic, audio/visual, etc.) that review, synthesize, and critique topics of your choice within the course framework. By doing so, we will sharpen our analytical skills, gain appreciation for different ways of knowing, and reflect on our own beliefs about these charismatic animals.