Anthrozoology, the study of human-animal interactions, is a growing, interdisciplinary field. It covers a wide range of research topics, such as attitudes toward animals, the “human-animal” divide, animal behaviors/cognitions/abilities, wild-animal management/conservation, the roles/uses of animals within cultural contexts, and more. This Integrated Pathway includes courses from the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences, and includes co-curricular opportunities in a variety of fields and organizations.
*pending submission to and approval by the Curricular Policy Committee
Panel presentations at each spring's “Celebration of Learning” event are required by all students who have completed the IP within a given year. Each student would present which classes they took to complete the IP, the co-curricular activity they did, discuss how they believe all of these things fit together, and how they believe the IP have influenced their future plans, major and/or self. This could take place at a conference, where a student has a 5-7 minutes to present all of this information.