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MA Gender, Sexuality and Culture / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Human-Animal Relations

Unit code SOCY60252
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Sociology
Available as a free choice unit? Yes



This course explores the significance of human-animal relations for understanding human societies. With reference to the diverse and often controversial roles of animals in modern societies, as pets, as foods, as cosmetics, as laboratory animals and as agricultural machines, it examines the important but often invisible role of nonhuman animals in human social life.

Assessment methods

Method Weight
Written assignment (inc essay) 100%

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Richie Nimmo Unit coordinator

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