In this interdisciplinary course we will read and discuss a survey of current critical writing about animal consciousness and existence, look at various important art and media about animal life, and develop our own projects in response to these readings and examples. Student projects can include artwork, creative activism, journalism, blog entries, research, etc. Collaboration is encouraged, as is further developing work begun in other classes and/or relevant thesis work. Class will result in a publication, exhibition, event and/or intervention designed by the class. Open to all university departments and ESF.