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Ethology and Anthrozoology 1

Hej och välkomna till kursen! Den litteratur vi kommer att använda oss av i kursen är främst vetenskapliga artiklar som du till stor del söker själv. Ett preliminärt schema läggs upp senast 4 veckor innan kursstart. Mvh Therese & Christina

Hej! Ni hittar nu ett preliminärt schema för kursen under schema. Kursen är planerad med vissa kursmoment på campus och vissa via zoom. Schemat är dock preliminärt och ytterligare föreläsningar kan komma att flyttas till zoom men även andra schemaförändringar kan bli aktuella. Mvh Christina & Therese

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The course evaluation is open between 2022-03-16 and 2022-04-06

Additional course evaluations for HV0135

Academic year 2020/2021

Ethology and Anthrozoology 1 (HV0135-30072) 2021-02-18 - 2021-03-23

Academic year 2019/2020

Ethology and Anthrozoology 1 (HV0135-30238) 2020-02-20 - 2020-03-24

Academic year 2018/2019

Ethology and Anthrozoology 1 (HV0135-30152) 2019-02-21 - 2019-03-25

Academic year 2017/2018

Ethology and Anthrozoology 1 (HV0135-40134) 2018-04-27 - 2018-06-03

HV0135 Ethology and Anthrozoology 1, 7.5 Credits

Etologi och antrozoologi 1

Syllabus approved



Biology Animal science

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, less than 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G1F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to:
- 45 credits of animal science, including 5 credits of ethology
- 45 credits of biology, including 15 credits of zoology and 5 credits of ethology


On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- explain how sitautions where humans and animals interacts occur and critically analyse these,
- account on how humans affect animals through handling and other interactions,
- account for animal learning and how the learning ability is affected by real life situations,
- discuss and critically evaluate human attitudes to animals and what consequencses these may have for both animals and humans,
- supported by scientific papers investigate real life cases within ethology and Anthrozoology and present these in writing and orally.


The course gives an overview of the physiological and social effects of human-animal interactions. The course is built up by base group meetings according to PBL (Problem Based Learning) where the students discuss and account for human attitudes to animas, humans’ and animals’ social ability and how we humans communicate with animals. Students select and work with real life cases. The course contains lectures and exercises concerning how animals are affected by handling, how animals learn and how humans affect animal learning. The course deals with zoo, experimental, farm, fur and sports animals as well as pets. The students investigate real life cases within ethology and anthrozoology as projects focusing on casuses and background.

Within the course students train the following generic competences: written and oral communication, analysis, problem solving and critical thinking.

Compulsory modules are within e.g. exercises, study visits, seminars, projects and PBL-meetings.

Formats and requirements for examination

Passed written and oral examination, passed participation in compulsory course modules.
  • If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
  • If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
  • If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
  • For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Other information

  • The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
  • If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.

Additional information

- A student who has been admitted to and registered on a course is entitled to receive teaching and/or supervision only for the course date he/she was admitted to.
- A student who for special reasons is unable to participate in compulsory elements, is entitled an opportunity to recover those elements during a course given at a later date. More information is available in the regulations for education.
The course replaces the two courses Ethology 1 and Ethology & Anthrozoology

Responsible department

Department of Animal Environment and Health

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom veterinärmedicin och husdjur (PN - VH)
Biology field: Zoologi (djurbiologi)
Replaces: delvis BI1227 och BI1110
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Litteratur
Comments: Den litteratur vi kommer att använda oss av i kursen är främst vetenskapliga artiklar som du till stor del söker själv.

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Ethology and Animal Welfare - Bachelor´s programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 19027 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level
Subject: Biology Animal science
Course code: HV0135 Application code: SLU-30005 Location: Uppsala Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Animal Environment and Health Pace: 100%