OSHR 1837 - How Wildlife Shaped Humanity

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

In societies that disparaged bathing, a splash of perfume could mask body odor enough to make mingling with other people tolerable. To get that perfume required killing a whale, which required a sailing ship built of wooden hulls, cotton sails, and hemp ropes.

Connections between wildlife and humanity influenced where we could go and where we could live, what we could do and what we could accomplish. Whether as a grass that provided grain or as an insect that spread disease, wildlife has ever determined the fate of human societies.

Join us to explore seldom-told stories of how wildlife shaped humanity.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.