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as of 6/25/2019

RETHINKING WILDLIFE: PHILOSOPHY, BIODIVERSITY, EXTINCTION
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Australia - University of New South Wales - 'Australian Universities'
UC Course SubjectEnvironmental Studies
Number & Suffix: 132
Full UC Title: RETHINKING WILDLIFE: PHILOSOPHY, BIODIVERSITY, EXTINCTION 
Transcript Title: RETHINKING WILDLIFE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course explores philosophical and political issues in wildlife conservation from a range of disciplinary perspectives. In particular, students draw on the theoretical insights of environmental philosophy, anthropology, science and technology studies (STS) and the emerging field of ‘animal studies’. In doing so, students explore questions like: what is ‘wild’ about wildlife, and does it matter? What is ‘biodiversity,’ and how does this way of thinking about the environment structure conservation priorities and possibilities? What is ‘extinction,’ and (why) should we be trying to prevent it? These questions will be taken up through a range of key topics and case studies, including: the future of ‘urban wildlife;’ the divide between native and introduced species; the role of gene banking and cloning in conserving and possibly resurrecting endangered species; and, the frequent conflicts between conservation priorities on the one hand and animal welfare or local people's autonomy and subsistence on the other. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: RETHINKING WILDLIFE: PHILOSOPHY, BIODIVERSITY, EXTINCTION 
Partner University Department: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences 
Partner University Course Number: ARTS2244