Undergraduate Module Descriptor
ANT3099: Animals and Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The module aims to:
1. introduce students to 'anthrozoology' through engagement with a wide range of ethnographic case studies;
2. provide students 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. debate on a large range of classic issues related to human interactions with other animals;|
2. discuss some of the classic anthropological implications of the different ways in which humans think about and interact with other animals, with a level of detail;
3. apply classic theoretical models to facilitate an advanced analysis of human-animal interactions;
4. situate classic debates in the study of specific human-animal interactions within socio-historical context, with a level of detail;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. recognise the contested nature of knowledge and demonstrate an ability to consider classic debates in human-animal relationships in a reflexive and critically analytical manner;|
6. understand and articulate the ethical dimensions of human-animal interactions;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. plan, undertake and present written work of a scholarly standard that demonstrates a very good understanding of classic anthropological aims, methods and theoretical considerations and engages with the (published) work of others;|
8. engage constructively in debates in the study of human-animal interactions