FEATURED COURSES · FALL 2017

Wolves, Dogs, and People

Envir St 400 (FIG)


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Tues
2:20 - 4:20 PM
3 credits

Only for incoming students in this "First Year Interest Group"


Fulfills Environmental Studies
Theme
UW Designations
Biological Science Intermediate

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Instructor

Adrian Treves
Adrian Treves
Associate Professor of Environmental Studies; Director of Carnivore Coexistence Lab
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COURSE DESCRIPTION

Course enrollment is limited to FIG (First-Year Interest Group) students. See the FIG site for more information. Students in this FIG will also take Botany/Zoology/Envir St 260: Introductory Ecology and C&E Soc/Soc 140: Introduction to Community and Environmental Sociology.

This FIG provides an interdisciplinary look at the changing ecological and cultural relationships between people, dogs and wolves across the world over millennia. This FIG is designed for students interested in ecology and human attitudes, behavior, and social norms relating to nature. This topic is necessarily integrative and will include scholarship on human cognition and behavior as well as cultural and social norms as they relate to the biology and ecology of three species that attract great interest and affection.

This course will likely include a service-learning component in the Lakeshore Nature Preserve on campus as students will have a chance to continue an on-going program of annual data collection and interaction with Preserve managers. An enduring dilemma for Lakeshore Preserve managers is (a) free-running dogs off-leash and (b) coyote recolonization and the occasional concern of community members about the threat these predators sometimes pose to small pets.

FIG students will be encouraged to engage with the managers to understand and address the human perceptions and enforcement of rules for unleashed dogs. Students will report the results of their service-learning projects to the managers in order to build their sense of personal and professional responsibility towards their community and the natural environment around them.

Learn more on the course website.


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T / TH
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