VIC246H1: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral, Monster

Hours

24L

This course introduces students to the history of natural history--or how thinkers (often called "naturalists") made sense of the world around them. Course readings, lectures, and activities will explore changing perspectives on nonhuman nature across time, from medieval bestiaries to early modern cabinets of curiosities, from colonial botany to more recent legends of Yetis, Bigfoots, and other fantastical creatures of cryptozoology.

Prerequisite
Completion of 4.0 credits
Distribution Requirements
Social Science
Breadth Requirements
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)