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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Thirty-six hours of lectures and 24 hours of tutorials and practical work |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Paul Hemsworth
|Subject Overview:|| |
The objective of this subject is to examine and evaluate society's use of domestic animals, and highlight the ethical, scientific and economic impact of human interactions with animals in production, research and amenity systems.
Topics covered include origins, history and domestication of domestic animals; world distribution and use of domestic animals; animal ethics versus personal and social ethics; society expectations and their implications; human-animal relationships versus development and their effects on both humans and animals; and ethical dilemmas in livestock production, research education and amenity systems.
On completion of this subject students should:
|Assessment:||Two practical assignments (10% each of final marks), one written presentation of 2000 words (20% of final marks), one 10-minute oral presentation (10% of final marks) and 3-hour written essay or short-answer style examination (50% final marks).|
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
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This subject involves the use of animals. Students should be aware that this is an essential part of the course and exemption from this is not possible.
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