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What you will learn

  • Describe components of the core self found in dogs and cats.

  • Summarize how research on emotions in animals challenges anthropocentrism

  •  Distinguish between animal welfare and animal rights positions.

  •  Evaluate studies of the influence of animals on human health and well being.

Skills you will gain

Animal welfareSociological concepts
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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

1 hour to complete

Healing

1 hour to complete
5 videos (Total 35 min)
5 videos
Animals and Human Health Part I8m
Animals and Human Health Part II7m
Prison Animal Programs Part I7m
Prison Animal Programs Part II7m
1 practice exercise
Prison Animal Programs30m
Week
2

Week 2

1 hour to complete

Selfhood

1 hour to complete
4 videos (Total 36 min)
4 videos
Knowing Animal Selves Part II11m
Knowing Animal Selves Part III8m
Animal Emotions8m
1 practice exercise
Self and Emotions30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Animal Rights

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 28 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
Animal Rights II6m
Animal Welfare7m
Keeping it Real: David Foster Wallace Consider the Lobster Essay6m
2 readings
Consider the Lobster 10m
Optional Readings10m

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