ANZ 107 - Introduction to Anthrozoology

ANZ 107 - Introduction to Anthrozoology

3.00 Cr
Social Science. Anthrozoology is the study of the interactions and relationships between humans and non-human animals. Central to this course will be an exploration of the ways in which animal lives intersect with human societies. This course is designed to bring into the realm of sociological inquiry the relationships that exist between humans and other animals. A major focus will be on the social construction of animals in American culture and the way in which these social meanings are used to perpetuate hierarchical human/human relationships such as racism, sexism, and class privilege. Animal/human interaction in several major social institutions will be studied. We will also examine how different human groups construct a range of identities for themselves and for others through animals. Finally, we will examine several of the major philosophical positions about human social policy regarding the future of animal/human relations. 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 encompassing humans and animals.
Term: 
2021FA
Method: 
LEC
Faculty: 
DeMello, Margo
Suthers, Hannah