Universität Wien FIND

300557 VO Human-Animal Interactions (Anthrozoology) (2019S)

evolutionary functions and mechanisms, animals as social partners, species management

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie

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Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 20.03. 09:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.010 1.OG
Thursday 21.03. 12:00 - 18:00 Übungsraum 2, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.010 1.OG
Wednesday 03.04. 09:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.010 1.OG
Wednesday 10.04. 09:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2, UZA 1, Biozentrum Althanstraße 14, Morphologie Z2.010 1.OG

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Aims, contents and method of the course

It is typically hiuman to engage in individualized relationships with companion animals; human-animal relations increase in importance in modern societies. It will be discussed on the base of evolutionary history and biological factors, why this is so and why it is possible to engage in social relationships with animals. The focus is on the basic mechanisms rather than the applzied side, such as animals in therapy.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam (no multiple choice), approx 1hr, 5-6 questions mainly on general topics.
Textbook:
KOTRSCHAL, K. (2014). Einfach beste Freunde. Warum Menschen und andere Tiere einander verstehen. Wien, Brandstätter.
recommended in addition:
KOTRSCHAL, K (2016). Hund-Mensch. Das Geheimnis der Seelenverwandtschaft. Wien: Brandstätter

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To reach an understanding of the social nature of human-animal companionship, also as a base for the building emotionally reasonable relationships with animals and as a base for ethics. Presenting the relevant facts from comparative organismic biology.

Examination topics

based on ppt. Discussing topics with the students. Each student will read and digest one relevant paper from the scientific literature.
Textbook:
KOTRSCHAL, K. (2014). Einfach beste Freunde. Warum Menschen und andere Tiere einander verstehen. Wien, Brandstätter.
recommended in addition:
KOTRSCHAL, K (2016). Hund-Mensch. Das Geheimnis der Seelenverwandtschaft. Wien: Brandstätter

Reading list

relevante Journale, z.B. Anthrozoös; wird im Zuge der LV besprochenLehrbuch zur VL:
KOTRSCHAL, K. (2014). Einfach beste Freunde. Warum Menschen und andere Tiere einander verstehen. Wien, Brandstätter.
zusätzlichh empfohlen:
KOTRSCHAL, K (2016). Hund-Mensch. Das Geheimnis der Seelenverwandtschaft. Wien: Brandstätter
plus lit die in diesen Büchern zitiert wird ..

Association in the course directory

MVN W-7, UF MA BU 01, UF MA BU 04

Last modified: Th 05.09.2019 12:28