Information Session for Spring Break 2019 Program - Scotland's Ruminants

Sep 11, 2018, 10:30am - 11:30am
Deadline: 
Cost: 
No cost.
Location: 
212 Animal Science Building
Contact: 
Difei Shen

This program is designed to give students an appreciation for the heritage, production, health and well-being of Scotland’s ruminant species. This education abroad experience combined with the lecture based co-requisite course (Animal Sciences 2400.04) provides students an opportunity to explore how world history, government, geography, and infrastructure can impact the management of animals within the Scottish society. Additionally, this education abroad requires students to be actively engaged in the learning process by offering real-world settings and opportunities to learn from and interact with experts outside of OSU.  In particular, this course will partner with the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow to provide an examination of animal health and well-being in Scotland. Students will devote significant time toward background investigation, material development, and presentation of materials that identify similarities and contrasts in cultural norms regarding ruminant production, animal health and human-animal interactions.

The goal of this program is to help students learn and exhibit an understanding of Scotland’s ruminant heritage, production, and health, including an understanding of social differences influencing human-animal interactions.

Learning Objectives:
1. Create awareness of the role that ruminant animals have in Scotland. 
2. Examine ruminant production systems in Scotland.
3. Discover the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Glasgow and the impact the school has on animal health in Scotland and across the globe. 
4. Explore the use of and attitudes toward animals in a non-U.S. society.
5. Expand knowledge of and gain an appreciation for other cultures.
6. Study the impact of animals on different aspects of our society as well as others around the world.  
7. Gain an appreciation for how history, government, geography, and infrastructure can impact cultural development of our societies and the use of land and animals within our societies.
8. Allow students to become more engaged in a learning experience that explores how animals are involved with our communities and beliefs.

This application deadline for this program is October 1, 2018.