Industrial Animal Agriculture


Fall 2021

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This course examines animal agriculture through the context of history, ethics, cultural anthropology, psychology, policy, biology, environmental science, social justice, economics, and other integrative disciplines. Students will be introduced to issues in modern industrial animal agriculture in the United States, and some time will be reserved for exploring the consumption of animal products at Duke University and on a global scale. Although the course is guided by mostly vegan philosophy and aims to build a plant-based Duke community, all diets and lifestyles are welcome. The class will provide opportunities in food system advocacy for the cumulative final project. 

  • Florence Zhao,
  • Saskia Cornes, Franklin Humanities Institute
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