Animals in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare (ANSC*6700)

Code and section: ANSC*6700*01

Instructor: Ian Duncan


A seminar course covering society's duties to animals. Students will learn about the major ethical theories that deal with society's duties towards animals, the main scientific approaches to animal welfare, and the relationship of science to ethics. A brief history of human-animal relationships will be covered and cultural differences described. Students will use this to analyze some current issues.