Animals matter for human existence in so many ways that it is difficult to imagine the entity we call “society” without them.
They figure heavily in our language, food, clothing, family structure, economy, education, entertainment, science, recreation, and other areas of social life.
Although this is a sociology course, the field of human-animal studies is interdisciplinary. Many of the suggested readings come from fields outside of sociology, but this specialization emphasizes their sociological relevance throughout each course.
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This specialization is ideal for individuals employed in animal welfare including animal sheltering, veterinary medicine, trainers, rehabilitators, and animal control officers. This specialization is also excellent for learners interested in deepening their knowledge of how individuals and society treat and regard animals, from the common housepet to livestock, animals held in captivity, and animals in the wild.
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- Animals, Self, and Society
- Animals and Institutions
- The Changing Status and Perception of Animals
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- 3 months
- 1 hrs/week
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DisciplinesVeterinary Medicine Animal Sciences Environmental Sciences View 5 other Short Courses in Veterinary Medicine in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- No prior background knowledge required.
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InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
NationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 USD for the full programme during 3 months.
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