HC441H - The Mystique of Marine Mammals in History, Science and Culture

Professor: Lisa Munger

4.00 credits

  • CRN 22423: Tuesday & Thursday, 12:00-1:50pm @ LIB 042

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.