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SX1501: HUMANS AND OTHER ANIMALS - SIXTH CENTURY COURSE (2021-2022)

Last modified: 02 Sep 2021 15:28


Course Overview

This is a course about human relations with other animals.  We begin by looking at how people have thought about humans and animals as both different and similar.  Then we explore the history of relations through hunting, domestication and social attitudes, before examining ethical and political questions about welfare, rights and conservation.  The course places a big emphasis on students debating ideas and thinking about their own relations with animals and is taught through a mixture of lectures, films and tutorials by staff from across the University.  

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew J. Whitehouse

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

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Course Description

Animals have played a pivotal role throughout human history. They provide us with resources but are also companions, symbols and spectacles. This course explores human-animal relations by examining themes such as evolution, domestication, animal rights and welfare, pets and conservation. Through diverse disciplinary, historical and cultural perspectives, students are introduced to the complexity of human-animal relations, gaining deeper understandings of the differences and similarities between humans and animals, and developing a more informed appreciation of contemporary and historical issues in human-animal relations.  Through tutorial work and assessments students are encouraged to think about their own relations with animals, whether those are with domestic or wild animals or through the media or the food they eat.  The course is taught by staff from both biological and social sciences but will be of interest to anyone who is concerned about animals.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 27 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

3x online journals

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Detailed feedback will be provided to students on their assessed work, with a particular emphasis on developing the skills outlined in the course aims. This will normally be given within two weeks of the submission of assignments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Group tutorial minutes

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Detailed feedback will be provided to students on their assessed work, with a particular emphasis on developing the skills outlined in the course aims. This will normally be given within two weeks of the submission of assignments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

2x 1500-word essays

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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