Sociology of Animals

  SOCI 4388 Sociology of Animals


Description: This course is a study of non-human animals and their place in human society. Together we will explore why some animals are frightening while others are considered family. Topics to be covered include the animal mind, animals as food, service animals, emotional support animals, animals and the law, and animals in popular culture.


  • Course Title: Sociology of Animals
  • Instructor: Roslyn Schoen
  • Spring 2019 16 weeks
  • 100% Online

 We will read the following books for this course:

  • Animals in Human Society, edited by Daniel Moorehead
  • Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat by Hal Herzog
  • American Zoo: A Sociological Safari, by David Grazian

 Program Faculty

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