ANZ 107 Introduction to Anthrozoology 3 Cr
This freshman level course is designed to introduce students to the changing roles of animals in society. The course will explore the relationship between humans and animals—including domestic and wild animals. Students will learn about the process of domestication and socialization of animals in our culture and in other cultures. “Attachment theory,” the biological basis of bonding, critical periods of development, and importance of enrichment for animals in captivity will be introduced. Animal welfare and ethics will be an important component of this course. Fall semester.
ANZ 108 Survey of Animals in Service 3 Cr
The main objective of this course is to expose students broadly to the many and varied ways that animals provide service for humans. It will also cover agencies that work with animals outside the specific role of “service or therapy” such as the local animal shelters; the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks; the Audubon Society; and police. Students will become more aware of what it is like to have a disability and how animals play a role in assistance. This course requires a partnership between Carroll College and various organizations and individuals in the greater Helena area. These agencies and individuals will discuss with our students the important work performed by the animals that share their lives. Open to all students. Prerequisite: ANZ 107 or consent of instructor. Spring semester.
ANZ 221 Canine Science: Nature of Dogs 4 Cr
This course further explores the history and evolution of the relations between domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) and humans. The course will largely focus on the developmental lifespan of dogs and will emphasize the following topics: genetics/breeds, anatomy and physiology, sensation, behavior, and cognition. The course also will involve direct observations and interactions with dogs and puppies. Critical evaluation of research and training in canine science is an essential component of the course. An understanding of basic care, including safety, nutrition, and socialization are goals of the course. Students should develop skills and knowledge to properly care for and provide a healthy environment for various types of dogs. Lab fee required. This course includes a Lab section, ANZ 221L. Prerequisites: ANZ 107, ANZ 108. Spring Semester.
ANZ 231 Historical Perspectives: Horses & Humans 3 Cr
This course explores approximately 6,000 years of horse-human relationship development and reveals the impact that this relationship has had upon human life. Students will learn about the role of the horse in religious teachings, mythology, warfare, trade, and the spread of language throughout the world. This course focuses on the impact and importance of the human-equine bond as it relates to societal and cultural development. It is designed to be taken concurrently with ANZ 231L. Fall semester.
ANZ 231L Basic Equine Skills 1 Cr
Students will engage in hands-on activities with horses that teach concepts of human-equine bonding, general equine safety, and awareness such as human behavior around horses, interpreting equine communication, safe haltering, leading, tying, and grooming practices. Students will also learn basic riding skills. It is designed to be taken concurrently with ANZ 231. Prerequisite: ANZ 107 or 108 or consent of instructor.
ANZ 232 Equine Science: Nature of Horses 4 Cr
This course is designed to provide students more in-depth information about horse behavior, physiology, and wellness. Understanding the nature of horses contributes to their care and management. Understanding their physical needs and social behavior contributes to a safe and rewarding relationship with these animals. This class is designed to teach students about horses including their care and management. It takes many years of experience to be a competent horse manager. This course will provide foundational information toward that goal along with specific skill development for managing an equine operation. Lab fee required. This course includes a Lab section, ANZ 232L. Prerequisites: ANZ 107, 108, and 231 or permission by instructor.
ANZ 321 Introduction to Canine Training 4 Cr
Based on information learned in Canine Science and Fundamentals of Learning, students will apply their knowledge of dog handling, care, safety, and training. During this course students have both the opportunity and responsibility for caring for and training a dog. Basic dog obedience and responsible dog ownership will be the focus of the course. Students will learn about and participate in methods used for dog selection. Key issues involved in training, such as attachment, communication, and developmental deadlines, will be explored. Multiple approaches to obedience training will be discussed and evaluated. Working with assigned dogs is required and various assessments are made during the course of a student's skill and knowledge regarding dog care, handling, and training techniques. Fostering a dog is optional (see ANZ 321L). This course includes both written and oral evaluations. Course fee required. Prerequisites: ANZ 221. Fall semester.
ANZ 321L Introduction to Canine Training 2 Cr
This lab is for those students who foster and train an assigned dog. Must be enrolled in ANZ 321. Fall semester.
ANZ 322 Advanced Canine Training: 4 Cr Application and Principles. This course emphasizes advanced training techniques. Multiple approaches to obedience training will continue to be discussed and evaluated. Critical evaluation of training methods is an essential part of the course. Different specialized training purposes are explored, such as service, therapy, scent-tracking, search and rescue, and livestock use. Federal and state laws will be discussed. Career opportunities in canine science also are investigated. Program affiliates are engaged to discuss practical applications of canine training, including highlighting career options, discussing working with clients with special needs, such as those with disabilities, and further developing an understanding of the human-canine bond. Fostering a dog is optional (see ANZ 322L). This course includes both written and oral evaluation techniques. Course fee required. Prerequisites: ANZ 321 and permission from professor following review of application. Spring semester.
ANZ 322L Advanced Canine Training 2 Cr
This Lab is for those students who foster and train an assigned dog. Must be enrolled in ANZ 322. Spring semester.
ANZ 331 Equine Assisted Activities & Therapies 4 Cr
This course studies the variety of methods used in partnering equines and humans for physiological and psychological benefit. Hippotherapy, therapeutic riding, and equine assisted/facilitated mental health services will be investigated. In addition, ethics, standards, training, and research will be examined. Lab fee required. This course includes a Lab section, ANZ 331L. Prerequisites: ANZ 107,108, 231, 232 or permission by instructor. Fall semester.
ANZ 441 Domestic Animal Behavior 3 Cr
This course will explore the principles of animal behavior with an emphasis on domestic animals. Students will learn the key concepts governing the interactions of animals with their environments and with other animals. Critical analysis of both ethological and laboratory research and theoretical conceptions regarding the behavior of animals will introduce students to this important aspect of human-animal interactions. Prerequisites: ANZ 107, 108. Fall Semester. May fulfill Writing Intensive requirement.
ANZ 442 The Science of Animal Welfare 3 Cr
This course will explore issues involving the use of animals in agriculture, science, education, and society. Students will examine the scientific research involved in understanding and improving domestic animal welfare and the philosophical positions on the use of animals. Topics addressed will include the physiological components of animal well-being, the concept of quality of life, the history of the humane movement, and the changing role of animals in society. The course will include reading, discussion, critical thinking, literature searches, and student presentations. Prerequisite: ANZ 441. Spring Semester. May fulfill Writing Intensive requirement.
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