Graduate Courses

COURSES

The Animal Welfare Program offers the following courses at the graduate level:

AANB 550 Topics in Animal Welfare

Description:
This involves reading and discussion of current research in animal welfare and ethics. Topics will be chosen to fit the interests of students, and may include the interplay of science and value issues in assessing animal welfare, research on animal cognition and its implications for animal ethics, effects of trade agreements on the welfare of agricultural animals, use of animal and non-animal models in research, and the relation between animal welfare and environmental concerns. Offered September-December.

Pre-requisite:
Permission of the instructors. Recommended for graduate students active in some aspect of animal welfare research; 4th year students who have taken APBI 315 may also be accepted.

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AANB 551 Tutorials in Animal Welfare Research

Description:
This consists of 8 tutorials run with an instructor and a small group of students. Each week students will be set readings covering key topics in the field of animal welfare. Students will be expected to write a short essay on the readings and then discuss their essay and the readings during the tutorial session.

Pre-requisite:
Permission of the instructors. Recommended for graduate students active in some aspect of animal welfare research; 4th year students who have taken APBI 315 may also be accepted.

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AANB 515 Overview of Animal Welfare and Animal Ethics

Description:
A graduate level overview of animal welfare and animal ethics, covering scientific assessment of animal well-being, ethical concepts applied to animal use, and animal welfare issues arising in agriculture, biomedical research and other areas. This course is intended especially for new graduate students specializing in animal welfare. It will be linked to the undergraduate course APBI 315 and students will cover a common curriculum. Graduate students enrolled in the graduate course will be responsible for a greater breadth of readings and will write an in-depth term paper. Credit will be given for only one of APBI 315 or ANSC 515.

Pre-requisite:
Standing as a graduate student in any field of study and permission of the instructor.

Details (APBI 315)

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