189/289/389/489 Special Topics: Credits are arranged.
This course emphasized 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, livestock use, etc. Federal (ADA) and state laws will be discussed. Career opportunities in canine science are also 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.
This lab is a continuation of ANZ 321L for those students who foster and train an assigned dog or participate in training while not fostering. Students enroll for 2 credits fostering. Must be enrolled in ANZ 322.
Lab fee required.
This course includes a Lab section, ANZ 332L.
Prerequisites: ANZ 107, 108, 231 and 233 or permission of instructor.
The teaching assistantship course provides students with a unique opportunity to apply the skills required in their Anthrozoology course to a real world setting. Students will participate in instructing other students while they learn about anthrozoology and work with horses and dogs. They will provide faculty support in lecture based classes or experiential labs. They will receive increasing levels of responsibility as the semester progresses. This is excellent preparation for graduate school or a student's chosen profession. May be taken twice for credit.
Independent study is a unique learning opportunity not offered in the regular curriculum or an existing Carroll course offered to a student in special circumstances. Only junior and senior students may enroll in an independent study. At the time of application, a student must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A student may register for no more than three (3) semester hours of independent study in any one term. In all cases, registration for independent study must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson and submitted to the Office of the Registrar.
Senior Thesis (Effective August 1, 2016)
The senior thesis is designed to encourage creative thinking and to stimulate individual research. A student may undertake a thesis in an area in which s/he has the necessary background. Ordinarily a thesis topic is chosen in the student's major or minor. It is also possible to choose an interdisciplinary topic.
Interested students should decide upon a thesis topic as early as possible in the junior year so that adequate attention may be given to the project. In order to be eligible to apply to write a thesis, a student must have achieved a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 based upon all courses attempted at Carroll College.
The thesis committee consists of a director and two readers. The thesis director is a full-time Carroll College faculty member from the student's major discipline or approved by the department chair of the student's major. At least one reader must be from outside the student's major. The thesis director and the appropriate department chair must approve all readers. The thesis committee should assist and mentor the student during the entire project.
For any projects involving human participants, each student and his or her director must follow the guidelines published by the Institutional Review Board (IRB). Students must submit a copy of their IRB approval letter with their thesis application. As part of the IRB approval process, each student and his or her director must also complete training by the National Cancer Institute Protection of Human Participants.
The thesis is to be completed for three (3) credits in the discipline that best matches the content of the thesis. If the thesis credits exceed the credit limit, the charge for additional credits will be waived. Applications and further information are available in the Registrar's Office.