Animal Law and Policy|
|Course Cluster: Animal Studies|
This course will provide an interdisciplinary and in-depth survey of the growing and dynamic field of animal law. We will address the historical status of animals in the law, how our society views animals, the capacities of animals, how ethics relates to animal treatment, how animals are currently utilized in society, the current application of animal protection laws (including their limitations and efforts to strengthen them), as well emerging efforts to re-classify some animals within our legal system. We will consider how legal systems, specific cases, legislation, and cultural values have affected and continue to affect the evolution of this field. Because this is a field where new developments occur regularly, we will incorporate developments and new legal issues as they arise.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (PHIL)(PHIL-Social Jus)(SISP-Phil Ethic)(SISP-Phil Mind)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Bruce A. Wagman, Sonia S. Waisman, Pamela D. Frasch, ANIMAL LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS 4TH EDITION
Steven M. Wise, RATTLING THE CAGE: TOWARD LEGAL RIGHTS FOR ANIMALS
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly Commentaries: Every week I will email out a set of questions concerning recent material. The student will choose one question from the list and write a 250-350 word response.
Papers: Students will write two 1100-1500 word papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
There will be an optional presentation for extra credit, or to replace a commentary grade. Attendance and participation will also be part of the grade. Additional reading materials will be available on Moodle.
|Instructor(s): Kanet,Sharisse Leigh Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: BOGH115; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 25||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 4||JR non-major: 4||SO: 6||FR: 4|