HSRV209-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)

Humans, Animals and Society

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 7 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 14 May 2021


This course introduces students to the study of human relations with other species and the natural world. It provides students with the opportunity to question taken for granted assumptions about nature, the environment and the roles of animals in society and the human services. The topic adopts a social justice approach and includes consideration of issues such as ecofeminism, animal liberation and speciesism in relation to other forms of oppression. The course provides students with the opportunity to question taken for granted assumptions about power as well as encouraging students to think about the nature, form and process of advocacy on behalf of the marginalized.


HSRV103 and HSRV104; or, 15 points at 100 level in HSRV and 30 points at 100 level from either Schedule C to the BSW, Schedule V to the BA, or
Schedules C or E to the BCJ; or 60 points at 100 level from the BA, BSW or BCJ.


Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun

Course Coordinator

Nik Taylor


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Essay 1 30%
Essay 2 40%
Online tasks 30%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $785.00

International fee $3,500.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences .

All HSRV209 Occurrences

  • HSRV209-21S1 (C) Semester One 2021
  • HSRV209-21S1 (D) Semester One 2021 (Distance)