Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM110: The Horse-Human Dyad

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

The module aims:

  1. To provide students with a theoretically and empirically grounded understanding of the historical, mythical, imaginary, practical and ethical aspects of horse-human interaction
  2. To facilitate critical engagement with both academic and lay perspectives on horse-human interaction
  3. To develop students’ understanding of the intersections between: interaction with other animals, communication, partnership, exploitation and animal ethics. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the many historical, theoretical and practical aspects of human-horse interaction
2. Demonstrate reflexive awareness of how horse-human interactions may have unequal outcomes for the participants and how horses may be unable to consent to such interactions
3. Critically evaluate the ethical frameworks that humans apply to consider the appropriateness of our interactions with horses
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Apply a critical and theoretically-informed anthrozoological perspective to the concepts, themes and ethical questions introduced throughout the module
5. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of the differing methodologies (quantitative, qualitative, descriptive and ethnographic) and the varying perspectives applied by academic disciplines that consider horse-human interaction
Personal and Key Skills6. Effectively communicate complex ideas in a clear, accessible and academic manner in both oral and written form
7. Synthesise and analyse material from a full range of sources
8. Demonstrate an ability to work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments