- Animal welfare
- Sociological concepts
What you will learn
Account for the shifting roles and statuses of animals in society and their social, cultural, and ethical consequences
Use key perspectives and concepts in the field of human/animal studies to explain the status of animals in contemporary society
Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of considering animals in analyses of social issues
Analyze the socially constructed boundaries drawn between humans and animals and review their consequences
Skills you will gain
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This specialization is ideal for individuals employed in animal welfare including animal sheltering, veterinary medicine, trainers, rehabilitators, and animal control officers. This specialization is also excellent for learners interested in deepening their knowledge of how individuals and society treat and regard animals, from the common housepet to livestock, animals held in captivity, and animals in the wild.
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Earn a Certificate
When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.
There are 3 Courses in this Specialization
Animals, Self, and Society
Animals and Institutions
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