Anthrozoology - ANZ

ANZ 101 Anthrozoology 3 Credits

An engagement with the fundamental issues of the field of Anthrozoology by evaluating the history of human/ nonhuman interactions, the categories into which humans have sorted animals, and a variety of science-based and value-based approaches to humans' inevitable intersection with other living beings.

Offered: every spring.

ANZ 305 Historical Perspectives on Human-Animal Relations 3 Credits

A survey of the history of human-animal relationships from prehistory to the modern day with a focus on domestication of livestock, evolving relationships with companion animals, human-wildlife relationships, and various social movements focused on animals and animal rights. This course will cover global movements, events, and trends in addition to significant events from American history and Western civilization.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 315 Equine Evolution and Behavior 3 Credits

Introduction to the latest theories regarding how horses evolved and were domesticated, with a focus on contemporary research into horse behavior, learning, cooperation, and cognition. This course also explores the significance of human-horse relationships and partnerships in the past and in the modern day.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 325 Animal-Assisted Interventions 3 Credits

This course examines the integration of non-human animals in various therapeutic and educational settings. Students will learn of the distinctions among Animal Assisted Interventions (AAI), Animal Assisted Therapies (AAT), Animal Assisted Activities (AAA), and service and emotional support animals. Also addressed are the issues of the inclusion of companion, farmed and wild/exotic animals in assisted endeavors.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 333 Animals, Public Policy, and the Law 3 Credits

An exploration of both American and other national approaches to public policy and law as factors impacting modern societies' views and treatment of nonhuman animals. Particular emphasis is given to issues involving companion animals, wildlife, research animals, and food animals.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 335 Humane Education 3 Credits

This course addresses the inclusion of nonhuman animals, animal themes and human and other animal social justice issues within various educational contexts. Students will learn the history of humane education and its connections to the humane and anti-cruelty movements. This course will also focus on the basic building blocks of effective humane education lessons and its implementation across the lifespan, from children to adults.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 336 Children and Animals 3 Credits

This course considers how animals play distinct roles in child development, children's cultures, and even in the social construction of 'childhood.' It draws upon psychology, ethology, ethics, cultural studies, education, and anthropology.

Restriction: juniors and seniors only.

Offered: every other year.

ANZ 400 Anthrozoology capstone 3 Credits

This anthrozoology major capstone will permit students to synthesize all that they have learned in the major. Students may choose from an internship, a research paper, or a culminating project, under the supervision of a faculty member.

Prerequisite: ANZ 101.

Offered: every spring.