Courses Available

We have a very strong veterinary and animal sciences program here, as can be seen from the offerings below, but diverse courses relevant to animal welfare are also scattered across the Psychology, Philosophy, Economics and other departments.

Core Animal Behaviour and Welfare Courses

  • ANSC*6440 - Advanced concepts in applied ethology
  • ANSC*6100 or PABI*6960 or POPM*6950 Special Topics: Animal Welfare Science in Society
  • ANSC*6700 Animals in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare
  • ANSC*6730 Applied Environmental Physiology: Application to Animal Care Standards
  • POPM*6950 - Special topics in population medicine: Applied animal welfare
  • UNIV*6030 - Selected topics in animal welfare
  • UNIV*6030 – Seminars and Analysis in Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Other Relevant Courses

  • Conservation, Ecology and Evolution
  • Economics
  • Learning and Cognition
  • Neuroscience
  • Physiology, Nutrition, Health and Husbandry
  • Philosophy
  • Statistics

Core Animal Behaviour and Welfare Courses

Core Courses:

ANSC*6440 - Advanced concepts in applied ethology (Tina Widowski)
An in-depth review of classic papers and current topics in applied ethology. Discussion will include the methodologies and analyses used in animal behaviour research.

ANSC 6100 or PABI 6960 or POPM 6950 Special Topics: Animal Welfare Science in Society (offered DE by Michigan State University)

ANSC*6700 Animals in Society: Historical and Global Perspectives on Animal Welfare

ANSC*6730 Applied Environmental Physiology: Application to Animal Care Standards

POPM*6950 - Special topics in population medicine: Applied animal welfare
Aimed at students new to the scientific assessment of welfare, this course aims to give a basic understanding of the ethical and biological foundations of animal welfare research, and knowledge of a variety of current issues.

UNIV*6030 - Selected topics in animal welfare (Georgia Mason)
This course is an interdisciplinary forum for the discussion of topics in animal welfare. Selected topics will be analyzed in depth, via research seminars including international visitors from animal science, biology, philosophy, psychology, and economics. An introductory lecture for registered students will be followed by six seminars open to the whole university community.

UNIV*6030 – Seminars and Analysis in Animal Behaviour and Welfare