Dec 03, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 284 - Animals and Society 3 s.h.

This course is intended to introduce students to the sociological examination of how human societies interact and intersect with (nonhuman) animals. Four central tenants of the course are: 1) to understand that the way societies and animals interact is fundamental for understanding human societies as a whole, 2) to understand that a variety of social and environmental problems cannot be adequately understood without some understandings of how societies and animals interrelate, 3) to comprehend how sociological approaches to understanding human societies can be extended to understanding relationships between human societies and nonhuman animals, and 4) to understand that most specific environmental problems/concerns over sustainability have a component related to human societies and nonhuman animals. A-E Only.
Prerequisite(s): 3 s.h. SOC.