Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel, MD 21012
Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk, Baltimore, MD 21222
Title: Animals and Society—Online Course (ANST 101)
Melba Green, 410-664-2236, x315, [email protected].
Summary: Explores the ways animals are viewed by various
subcultures in American society. Students explore sociological, historical, economic,
philosophical, and public policy issues regarding the treatment of animals. Factory
farming, medical research, hunting and trapping, and entertainment industries
will be examined.
University, Chicago, IL 60604
Course Title: Externship: Animals
in Contemporary Life
Instructors: Betta Lo Sardo, School for New Learning,
Oak Forest, IL 60452. Email: [email protected]
Summary: This faculty designed independent study course
is designed to address the externship requirement of the School for New Learning.
Students will consider their learning styles by revisiting David Kolb's Learning
Styles Inventory first introduced in the initial stages of the SNL program. Learners
will develop ways of expanding their learning repertoires, and of examining their
own ideas as well as those of experts. Specifically, students will pursue information
on the historical connections between animals and humans, and on philosophies
and issues concerning breeding and use of domestic animals. Students will also
be exposed to current issues in animal welfare, including a volunteer experience
in an animal shelter. In this course, faculty will provide a framework for assessing
the roles and condition of animals particularly domestic animals, in our culture.
Readings will include Peter Singer's noted work on animal experimentation, Animal
Liberation. Students will track their own interests through further readings and
commentary on their experiences.
Course website: http://snl.depaul.edu/about/fac_directory.php#L
(see under LoSardo)
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offering information: This course is offered every quarter.
Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
Course Title: Animals and
Instructor: Barry L. Williams, Ph.D., Department of
Agricultural Sciences, [email protected]
Summary: This core course, available
to all majors, is a discussion oriented course that will acquaint the student
with the broad role of animals in society from a national, global, and histories
perspective. The impact of animals and domestic livestock on economic, social,
and political policy will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on non-agricultural
and agriculture uses, societal and cultural perspectives, consumer influences,
animal ethics, animal research, appropriate animal care, livestock quality assurance
programs, animal welfare, animal rights and the animal-human bond.
offering information: The course is currently being offered three times a
year, during the fall, spring, and summer sessions.
Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX 75429
Course Title: Animals
and Society (AnS416)
Instructor: C. Pat Bagley, Professor and Department
Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, [email protected]
Summary: This captone course, available for all juniors
and seniors, is designed to provide a thorough understanding of how animals impact
our daily lives, our society, and our economic structure. While the majority of
the course is spent on the major companion animals (dogs, horses, and cats) time
is also spent on other novel species as well. Objectives include: 1. Economic
impact of animals on society. 2. Profile of a "typical" household that
has pets. 3. Prominent roles of animals in history. 4. The uses of horses in other
societies. 5. Impact of animals on the well-being of humans. Course projects include
volunteering at local humane shelter, therapeutic riding center,or elderly patient
care center. The course is also occasionally offered as a summer short-term travel
course in Mexico, where students observe animal therapy at a local orphanage.
Course offering information: The course will be offered Fall 2005.
It has been offered Spring 2000, Fall 2001, Spring and Fall 2002, Spring and Fall
2003, Summer and Fall 2004, and Summer 2005.