HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS WITH ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

PSY1HAE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills required to analyse and address questions concerning how humans interact with animals (anthrozoology) and how they interact with the natural environment (ecopsychology). Throughout the subject, students are provided with a broad overview of relevant theories and methods of scientific inquiry. There is an emphasis on developing practical solutions to challenging social issues such as the use of animals, land and water in food production, conservation of endangered species and companion animal breeding and training. Online learning materials are used to provide information about contemporary issues, with tutorials providing many opportunities for students to engage in discussion, debate and further analysis. 

SchoolPsychology and Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesFormative: Tutorial class exercises, online activities, groupwork. Summative: Individual video report, written report, online quizzes. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsPSY3HAR

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Articulate the principles of adaptation, evolution and domestication and the psychological, cultural and ethical bases of human relationships with animals and the natural environment
02. Demonstrate an understanding of the behavioural, cognitive and emotional capabilities of non-human animals.
03. Work effectively in a team and individually to identify and interpret evidence to critically evaluate a contemporary issue involving human relationships with animals and the natural environment .

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Ruby

Class requirements

Directed ReadingWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours directed reading per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

TutorialWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 hour tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Four online quizzes (multiple choice questions, equiv. 1500 words) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, written reaction papers (1500 words) 

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Individual, video presentation (equiv. 1000 words) 

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3