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Animals & Society Courses: A Growing Trend in Post-Secondary Education
Humane Education and Animals in the Classroom
  • Jonathan Balcombe, The Humane Society of the United States
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Article
Publication Date
1-1-1999
Abstract

A survey of college courses addressing nonhuman animal ethics and welfare issues indicates that the presence of such courses has increased greatly since a prior survey was done in 1983. This paper provides titles and affiliations of 67 of 89 courses from the current Survey. These courses represent 15 academic fields, and a majority are entirely devoted to animal issues. The fields of animal science and philosophy are proportionally well represented compared with biology and wildlife-related fields. An estimated 5000 or more North American students are now receiving instruction in these issues each year. While the availability of courses in animal issues is still sporadic, it is unprecedentedly high and seen as an important component of changing social values toward nonhuman animals.

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Citation Information
Balcombe, J. (1999). Animals & Society courses: A growing trend in post-secondary education. Society & Animals, 7(3), 229-240.