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300548 VO Social-biological aspects of the human-animal interaction (2016S)

1.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 03.03. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG (Kickoff Class)
Thursday 10.03. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 17.03. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 07.04. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 14.04. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 21.04. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 28.04. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG
Thursday 12.05. 18:30 - 20:30 UZA2 Hörsaal 5 (Raum 2Z202) 2.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

A short description of the term Anthrozoology and the human evolution create an introduction to this course. In its main part, different types of human- animal interactions are considered in chronological order from prehistoric times until today (e.g. extermination of species, domestication, and epidemic illnesses). More emphasis than last year will be paid on recent forms of interactions (e.g. animal-assisted therapy, social farming, cruelty against animals and animal abuse, animals living in cities, protection of species). Finally, different theoretical models will be discussed to describe the relationship between humans and animals.

Assessment and permitted materials

4 schriftliche Prüfungstermine zwischen Mai 2014 und Dezember 2014.
Weitere Prüfungstermine (mündlicher oder
schriftlicher Art) können mit der Vortragenden vereinbart werden.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Vermittlung eines umfassenden Bildes früherer und bestehender Tier-
Mensch Interaktionen; inhaltliche Erfassung der Anthrozoologie.

Examination topics

At the end of the course, topics for lectures will be given to the students. These lectures will be held by the students during this seminar (as students wish in English). Topics can both deepen or extend matters discussed during the course.

Reading list

Bokkers, E. (2006). Effects of Interactions between Humans and
Domesticated Animals. In: Hassink, J. & van Dijk, M. Farming for Health,
31-41, Springer Verlag.
Friedmann, E. (1995). The role of pets in enhancing human well-being:
physiological effects. In Robinson, I: The Waltham Book of Human-Animal
Interaction: Benefits and Responsibilities of Pet Ownership, pp. 33-53,
Pergamon Press, Oxford, UK.
Kruse, C.R. (2000). The relevance of "animal issues" for sociology. ISAZ
Newsletter 20, 2-6.
Mullin, M. (2002). Animals and Anthropology. Society & Animals 10 (4).

Association in the course directory

B-BAN 7, B-BMG 11, B-BMB 10, B-BOE 11, B-BPB 12, B-BPF 8, B-BZO 11, EC EA PM2, UF BU 10, BOE 11, BPB 11, BBO 8, BZO 11, BAN 3

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