Animal Studies Minor
Animal Studies is an interdisciplinary field that aims not only to investigate animals themselves, but also the relationship between human and non-human animals. Animal Studies brings together scholarship from the social and natural sciences, as well as the humanities. The Animal Studies minor exposes students to courses focusing on human and animal relations and interactions, animal biology/physiology, animal behavior and cognition, and the role played by non-human animals in the larger world around them. The selection of courses is designed to yield a greater knowledge of and appreciation for animals and our relationship with them.
Goals and Objectives of the Animal Studies Minor
- Students will develop a greater understanding of human-animal interactions and relationships
- Students will develop a greater understanding of animal biology/physiology, behavior and cognition
- Students will develop a greater understanding of the role played by non-human animals in the larger world around them
- Students will be exposed to ethical issues surrounding human-animal relationships