University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 28, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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VM 681 - Animals in Human Cultures

(3 units)
Survey of historical contributions animals have made to human cultures throughout the world from pre-history to today’s contemporary issues relating to human associations with non-human animals.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. identify the critical ways non-human animals have contributed to the development and spread of human cultures from prehistoric to modern times.
2. articulate the critical, and often similar, roles non-human animals have played in human development throughout the diversity of the world’s cultures.
3. evaluate the historical and contemporary issues involved in human use and concern for non-human animals, allowing for a better understanding of the incredible complexity of such issues.
4. articulate their own opinions and viewpoints about their own perceptions regarding contemporaneous societal and political issues such as animal “rights” versus animal “welfare” that will allow them to be informed citizens.
5. create understandable written documents and oral presentations while recognizing the importance of creating communications that accurately reflect an understanding of task requirements and the need for in-depth analysis and clear presentation of the material to an audience or recipient of written documents.

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