Human-Animal Studies for Faculty
Human-Animal Studies (HAS) is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field that examines the complex and multidimensional relationships between humans and other animals. HAS comprises work in such areas of study as psychology, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, literary criticism and other disciplines in the humanities.
The ASI has developed programs, events, publications and other resources that expand the availability of courses and resources in institutions of higher learning. In particular, we can help academics to create human-animal studies majors or minors at their colleges, we publish some of the major HAS publications in the field, such as the Human-Animal Studies Book Series, ASI's two academic journals, Society and Animals (S&A) and the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, (JAAWS), and other publications to help scholars interested in Human Animal Studies find information, and we create networking opportunities for scholars via the HAS listserv, the HAS e-newsletter (to subscribe, please email Margo DeMello), our page of links to organizations, Journals, university programs, and research centers in Human Animal Studies, and the new Scholar Page where scholars can post their research interests, load their CV and publications, and network with other scholars. We also provide information on how to create and teach HAS courses, provide information on existing degree programs, and provide concrete materials like Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies across the Disciplines. We also partner with the Humane Society of the United States in offering the Animals and Society course awards.
Teaching Resources for Faculty
- Find out how to establish human-animal studies majors or minors at your college
Let us know what courses you're teaching so we can list them on the HAS courses
- Encourage your students to apply for the ASI-WAS undergraduate paper prize
- Apply to be an ASI-WAS Human-Animal Studies Fellow
- Buy Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies across the Disciplines to help create your new HAS course
- Adopt our new textbook, Animals and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies, for your classroom text.
- Visit our blogs, HASImages and HASCinema, to find images and short videos to use in your teaching
- Purchase some books in the Human-Animal Studies Book Series to teach in your classes
- Subscribe to Society and Animals (for humanities and social science scholars) or the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science, (for natural science scholars); articles in both of these journals are also very useful for class readings
- Visit the new HASResource page to find course materials for your classes, including syllabi, a bibliography, a filmography, videos, powerpoints, and much more.
If you need additional resources, or have some resources to offer, please email Margo DeMello.