Animal and Human Science
University College Dublin
Area of Study
Behavioral Science, Sociology
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewHuman society would be impossible without animals. Whether as sources of food, clothing or labour; as
predators, pests or pets; as inspiration for systems of thought from myth to religion to science; as symbols
that shape language and literature; as sources of entertainment or means of education; as fertilisers of soil,
propagators of seeds, progenitors of lethal diseases?animals have been a part of human history and integral to
the development of human societies. This fundamental fact has, however, been largely overlooked by sociologists
and other social scientists until very recently. This course therefore introduces students to the newly
emerging field dedicated to the the social-scientific study of human-animal relationships.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.