Workshop:  Humane Education:
 Compassion Across the Curriculum

Course ID - CTD0489

Short Title:  Humane Education

(Course ID, Reference #, or Keyword title can be used to find and register for this course in Odyssey) 

Audience:   Faculty
Length of Workshop:     6 hours
Prerequisite None

Description: In this six-hour professional development workshop, concepts of Humane Education will be explored as well as ways to incorporate these across disciplines on the Community College Level. Through lecture, discussion and assignments, participants will critically examine a number of perspectives regarding social trends, animals, environment, culture and education; assess existing course material; and develop appropriate class objectives, lesson plans and/or activities that encourage or build qualities of character such as compassion, respect and social responsibility.

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.


  As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Examine various perspectives and values of humane education
  • Examine the correlation between cruelty and violence by humans toward other animals, and cruelty and violence by humans toward other humans
  • Identify speciesist perceptions and determine the extent to which, and to whom, they may be detrimental
  • Compare pre-and post-World War II environmental, economic and global conditions, and assess the implications for past, present and future needs in education
  • Identify possible psychological and physiological affects of facing a degraded, inhumane world
  • Examine ways one can empower one's self through appropriate, humane action
  • Assess the benefits of including values of compassion, respect and social responsibility across college curriculum


Reference #





Registration information  
Course ID: - CTD0489
Course Title: Humane Education
Reference # - see table   

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.