What does it mean to be domesticated? Animals play a critical role in human society and human lives. In this course we will explore historical, biological, and ethical issues around this relationship. We will discuss several species that are either long domesticated, recently domesticated, or candidates for future domestication. What are the common genetic factors involved in allowing humans and other animals to live together? Are there animals that cannot be domesticated? What are the costs of the relationship between humans and domesticated animals? An important element of this course will be hearing from (and hopefully working with) community partners that directly grapple with the consequences of domestication.