The Human-Animal Studies
 In College Curriculum

Course ID - CTD0489-2

Short Title: Human-Animal Studies

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


Full and Part-Time Faculty, Staff and Administrators

Length of Workshop:    2 hours plus lunch


A new area of academic study -- human-animal studies -- is emerging at community colleges, colleges, and universities throughout the United States.  Since its emergence in the late 1970s, the animal advocacy movement has made a significant impact on public opinion and is increasingly affecting public policy development. As a result of these developments, there is an increased need for curriculum to present content regarding animal-related issues. Using PowerPoint, lecture and discussion, this workshop will consider these trends and focus specifically on the Community College of Baltimore County and its new Animal Studies program including examples from real experiences in preparing and teaching the classes. 

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Professional Development Credit.


As a result of this workshop the participant will be able to:

         explain the process that Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) followed to develop its Animal Studies curriculum.

         describe the outcomes of the CCBC Animal Studies model.

         articulate human-animal studies as an emerging academic, multi-discipline field.

         relate human-animal studies to his/her discipline.

         identify ways to include human-animal studies into existing course content.



         Armstrong, Susan J. and Richard G. Botzler (2003) (editors). Animal Ethics Reader. New York: Routledge. 

         Institute for Animals and Society -

         Humane Society of the United States -

         Psychologists for the Ethics Treatment of Animals -

         Culture and Animals Foundation -

         Tom Regan Animal Rights Archive -

         American Sociological Association/Animals & Society Section



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0489-2
Course Title: Human-Animal Studies
Reference # - see table 

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