The Humane Society of the United States (The HSUS) has developed
a project whose aim is to expand the number of college courses worldwide concerned
with animal ethics, animal rights, and/or animal welfare. The Animals and Society
Course Awards are administered by the Center for Respect of Life and Environment
(CRLE), an affiliate of The HSUS.
The Animals and Society project maintains,
among other things, an active list of courses offered at colleges and universities.
The list not only provides information to students interested in such studies
and to faculty considering introducing similar courses, but also serves as a resource
to administrators whose schools do not yet offer such classes. What's more, the
list provides a snapshot of the current state of animal welfare education.
are organized by discipline. Some are devoted solely to animal protection issues;
others devote a substantial segment of the course to them. Some place a clear
emphasis on animal rights; others emphasize animal welfare. While some courses
(e.g., animal husbandry) can be seen to perpetuate the exploitation of animals,
their aim can also be seen to improve the well-being of animals within that context.
A course syllabus, or URL linking to a course syllabus in a website, is generally
provided only in the listing arranged by topic or discipline.
for faculty is provided, and we recommend that anyone wishing to get the latest
information on a course contact the faculty member. An additional "status" heading
is provided for courses not offered on a yearly basis.
This is an ongoing
work in progress, and we urge anyone who knows of courses not included here to
notify us either by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org),
telephone (202-778-6133), fax (202-778-6138), or mail (CRLE, 2100 L Street NW,
Washington, DC 20037 USA).
Click here to
view a listing of A&S Courses arranged by state or country.
here to view a listing of A&S Courses arranged by college or university.
Click here to view a listing of A&S
Courses arranged by topic or discipline. A course syllabus, or URL
linking to a course syllabus in a website, is generally provided only in the listing
arranged by topic or discipline.
here to view information on the A&S Course Awards Program.