Anthrozoology is the study of the interactions and relationships between humans and non-human animals. In this class we explore the evolution of the roles that non-human animals play in human society, considering the benefits that we humans receive and the responsibilities we have toward other species. We discuss the research that unveils the amazing health benefits humans accrue when they share their lives with other species, learning about the psychological, sociological, and physiological factors involved. We will become familiar with the many services animals provide for humans beyond food and labor. This high impact course includes field trips. This is a required class for the major and minor in Anthrozoology and a prerequisite for ANZ 108, and is open admission as social science Core class. This is the first step toward preparing the students for a multitude of careers in which animals play an important role.