Animal Writes
21 February 1999 Issue

Animal Ethics Courses

Annotated list available from The Humane Society of the United States

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is conducting a project whose
aim is to expand the presence of courses addressing ethical issues regarding
animals. Part of this project is to maintain an active list of those courses that
are currently offered. Aside from its value in monitoring the current status of
education in this arena, the list has additional value for notifying students
interested in such studies, for providing information to faculty who may be
considering implementing such courses, and as a resource to share with
administrators at schools not yet offering such courses.

We have compiled a list of courses currently offered at North American colleges
and universities. The current version of this list describes nearly 50 courses in
eleven academic fields. Each course listed is identified by the institution, course
instructor and contact information, course title, and a brief description of the
course. The course titles, course directors, and their institutions are listed below.

This is not an exhaustive list, so if you know of any courses that are not included
here, please notify Dr. Jonathan Balcombe either by
e-mail: ([email protected]),
telephone: (301-258-3046),
fax: (301- 258-7760),
or mail: HSUS
2100 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20037

If you would like more information on a course listed below, please contact me.

The HSUS believes that science, society and animals can all benefit if all
students have access to courses in animal ethics. Among the plans we have
for this project are to establish a fund to support the development of new
courses, to put together a list of readings and course syllabi, and to assemble
a list of guest lecturers.

COURSES currently on The HSUS list (as of February 5, 1999):

Ethics and Animal Science: Debbie Cherney and A. van Tienhoven,
Cornell University
Contemporary Issues in Animal Science: Janice Swanson, Kansas State
Applied Animal Welfare: Purdue University
Animal Welfare and the Ethics of Animal Use: David Fraser and Dan
Weary, U. of British Columbia
Current issues in Animal Welfare: David Fraser and Dan Weary,
University of British Columbia
Animal Welfare: Joy Mench, University of California at Davis
Principles of Farm Animal Care and Welfare: Ian J.H. Duncan, University
of Guelph
Human-Companion Animal Interactions: Linda P. Case, U. of Illinois at
Animal Welfare: W. Ray Stricklin, University of Maryland
Animals and Society: Tom Fairchild, University of New Hampshire
Animals Rights and Societal Issues: William A. Condon, University of
New Hampshire
Rights and Welfare of Animals: Ruth Newberry, Washington State

Masters of Science in Animal Welfare and Public Policy: Gary Patronek,
Director, Tufts U.

Issues in Animal Welfare: Ruth E. Chodrow, James Madison University
Animals and Society: Bob Eckstein, Warren Wilson College

Title TBA (course begins fall, 1999): Piers Beirne, University of Southern Maine

Animals and the Law: Sonia S. Waisman, California Western School of Law
Animal Law: Bruce Wagman, Hastings College of the Law
Animal Law: Suzan Porto, Pace University School of Law
Animal Rights Law Clinic: Gary L. Francione, and Anna E. Charlton,
Rutgers Law School
Animal Law: Pamela Frasch, University of Oregon School of Law
Animal Rights Law: Steven M. Wise, Vermont Law School

Animals in Human Society: Susan Prattis, Hampshire College

Issues in Vegetarianism: Michael and Paula Zemel, University of Tennessee

Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Animals: Joseph Lamp, Anne Arundel
Community College
Environmental Ethics: William O. Stephens, Creighton University
Contemporary Moral Issues: Tom Regan, North Carolina State University
Animals, Ethics, and the Environment: Mylan Engel, Jr., Northern
Illinois University
Ethics and Animals: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University
Environmental Ethics: Lilly-Marlene Russow, Purdue University
Topics in Ethics: Animal Ethics: Jordan Curnutt, St. Cloud State
Ethics and Biological Science: Ronnie Hawkins, University of Central
Animals and Ethics: Stephen Webb, Wabash College
Ethics and the Nonhuman: Kristin Aronson, Western Connecticut State

People and Other Animals: Carol Raupp, California State University at
Ethics in Research on Animal Behavior: Kimberley A. Phillips, Hiram
Ethics in Research Psychology: Perrin Cohen, Northeastern University

Animals and Society: Janet Alger, Siena College

Ethics of Animal Use: Joy Mench, University of California at Davis
Ethics in Veterinary Medicine, Peter D. Conlon and Ian J.H., Duncan,
University of Guelph
Principles of Animal Care: Brad Williams, University of Idaho
Veterinary Ethical Issues: James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania
Animals, Veterinarians and Society: James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania
Reverence for Life: Francois Martin and Dan Holbrook, Washington
State University
Professional Organization and Ethics: Ken Meyers, Washington State University

Jonathan Balcombe, Ph.D.
Associate Director for Education
Animal Research Issues
The Humane Society of the United States
Ph: 301-258-3046
Fx: 301-258-7760
Email: [email protected]

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