Learning Goals & Objectives
Student Learning Goal 1
Students will exhibit strong critical thinking skills regard the roles of animals in society.
- Objective A: Synthesize inter-disciplinary information as it relates to human-animal studies;
- Objective B: Identify strengths and weaknesses in arguments regarding the treatment of animals;
- Objective C: Construct a literature review that evaluates a subset of peer-reviewed anthrozoological publications;
- Objective D: Appraise, in light of one’s understanding of human –animal relationships, field trips, and guest speakers’ presentations.
Student Learning Goal 2
Students will demonstrate an understanding of human-animal relationships that extends beyond their personal frame of reference.
- Objective A: Compare human-animal relationships across two cultures;
- Objective B: Compare modern human-animal relationships with such relationships from a previous historical period;;
- Objective C: Identify factors that influence animal behavior.
Student Learning Goal 3
Students will proficiently communicate anthrozoological information.
- Objective A: Construct an oral, evidence-based argument on an anthrozoological topic;
- Objective B: Construct a written, evidence-based argument on an anthrozoological Topic;
Objective C: Debate skillfully with peers on a controversial anthrozoological topic.
Student Learning Goal 4
Identify new skills and perspectives developed from participation in an internship or independent research project.
- Objective A: Identify new skills and perspectives developed from participation in an internship or independent research project.
- Objective B: Compose a final paper that conveys outcomes of the independent learning experience.