Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3005: Human-Animal Interactions
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The module aims to:
1. introduce you to 'anthrozoology' through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic case studies;
2. provide you with the tools and information needed to analyse, in a theoretically rigorous manner, the many and varied ways in which humans think about, and interact with, other animals.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate a detailed understanding of a range of human interactions with other animals;|
2. discuss the philosophical implications of the different ways in which humans think about and interact with other animals;
3. apply appropriate theoretical models to facilitate an analysis of human-animal interactions. Situate specific human-animal interactions within socio-historical context;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. show an appreciation of the synergies and conflicts between the different branches of anthropology (biological/social) in relation to theorising human-animal interactions;|
5. recognise the contested nature of knowledge and demonstrate an ability to consider human-animal relationships in a reflexive and critically analytical manner;
6. critically consider the ethical dimensions of human-animal interactions, especially in relation to the practical application of anthropological knowledge (applied anthropology);
|Personal and Key Skills||7. plan, undertake and present written work of a scholarly standard that demonstrates an understanding of anthropological aims, methods and theoretical considerations and engages with the (published) work of others;|
8. engage in constructive group discussions, and present/defend material orally (during seminars).