Sunshine Coast Elder College

Fall 2018

Imagining Animals On Badgers, Raccoons, and writing animal histories

While popular animal histories generally focus on “charismatic megafauna” like elephants, bears, and tigers, most animals inhabiting the world and our imagination are more modest, though no less significant. Take badgers: Fierce in their defence, menacing, yet mysterious, badgers have fascinated people for millennia, as living animals, abstract symbols, and exploitable resources. Similarly, on this continent, raccoons have been both admired and reviled for intelligence, determination and adaptability, while ruthlessly exploited for food and fur. With badgers and raccoons as the point of reference, this superbly illustrated course considers how humans and animals interact, and how we can learn to think and write about them and their world as they see it.                       

Dates 3 Wednesdays, Sept 12th – 26th
Times 2pm – 4pm
Location Capilano University, Sechelt Campus

Daniel Justice

Course fee $36.75 (GST incl.)