Anthrozoology (NSCI7103)

Level: 
7
Credits: 
15 (0.125 EFTS)
Compulsory: 
No
Aim: 
To introduce students to the multidisciplinary field of Anthrozoology, illustrating the conceptual links between research in this relatively new academic field and use in understanding the interaction between animals and humans.
Pre-requisites / Co-requisites: 
 
Topics include: 

Human animal relationship
terminology and concepts, effects of culture, age and gender on views relating to animals, historical use of animals by humans eg, human perceptions and beliefs in respect of other animals,
the use of animals varies between cultures and changes over time, Global attitudes to animals, history and sociology of human-animal interactions, gender effects on human-animal interaction, Human perceptions and beliefs in respect of other animals
Use of animals by humans
methods used to evaluate the effects of animals on humans and humans on animals, problems relating to the use of animals for agriculture, sport and therapy
Effect of human/animal relationship on health
dog ownership and effects on human health-related physical activity, the link between companion animals, physical health and psychological health,
the use of animals in therapy for human illness (Animal Assisted Therapy),the concept of "attachment" and the role of companion animals as social facilitators, medical and social consequences of human-animal interaction,
the link between companion animals,physical health and psychological health, companion animals as social facilitator
Costs/benefits of animal-human interaction
wildlife rehabilitation/releases, cruelty to animals and the link to domestic violence, effect of humans on wildlife in their natural environment (eco-tourism)
Timetable: 
Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
There are no classes on public holidays.

Class: 5571. This timetable is currently unavailable.

Class: 6034

You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.

From – ToSessionDayTimeCampus (Room)
28 Jul 17 - 29 Sep 17 LectureFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
20 Oct 17 - 3 Nov 17 LectureFriday09:30 - 12:30 Mt Albert (115-2009)
Note: This course is offered as part of Bachelor of Applied Science (Animal Management and Welfare), Bachelor of Applied Science (Biodiversity Management).

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