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The “Pets & Society LC” will introduce students to the relatively new field of “anthrozoology,” that is, the Human-Animal Bond focused on companion animals (pets). Through formal classwork, special events and field trips, students will have the opportunity to learn from local experts, animal shelters, as well as visit places that support animals such as Wolf Park. Students will get to meet and interact with fellow students interested in pets and their role in society. In addition, students will become familiar with strategies and campus resources aimed at helping them successfully transition to Purdue University. 

 

 

Eligibility

  • First-time beginning students in the College of Agriculture
  • First-time beginning students in Exploratory Studies program

Residential Component

  • Optional for Male Students in McCutcheon Hall
  • Optional for Female Students in Harrison Hall
  • You will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community.
  • Circumstances preventing a student from living in this hall, such as participating in the Honors College or Athletics, will be taken into consideration when conducting the placement process
  • Your roommate in many cases will be a member of the learning community
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for a learning community

Duration

Fall Semester Only

Associated Classes

AGR 10100 - Introduction to the College of Agriculture and Purdue University

ANSC 29500 - Readings in Animal Sciences

AGR 29400 - Directed Readings in Agriculture, Environment & Society

Events and Activities Included:

Welcome Gathering and Meet & Greet

Periodic Networking Meals with faculty, staff and guests

Tour Wolf Park (Delphi, IN)

Visits and Guests to/from Local Animal Shelters and Handling Facilities 

Help coordinate opportunities to volunteer

End-of-Semester Gathering

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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