May 16, 2022  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MD 216 - Introduction to Animal Studies

This course provides an overview of Animal Studies, a new interdisciplinary field that explores the relationships between human and non-human animals. From a humanities perspective, the historical and current use of animals by humans as companions, food, labor aids, entertainment, and as artistic as well as scientific test subjects are examined for their ethical, political, social, and cultural implications; from a scientific perspective, biology, zoology, psychology, medicine, and climate studies, to name just a few, provide the requisite scientific premises underpinning the field. Students will learn, discuss, and write about a variety of topics such as animal testing, animal farming, keeping pets, animal rights, and the use of animals in entertainment. 

Prerequisites & Notes
(Prerequisite: WR 101)

Credits: 3