Course title:
Animal Psychology: Dog Domestication, Behaviour and Intelligence
Tutor:
Joanne Wilshaw
Course ID:
C3533346
Start date:
04/03/2022
End date:
08/04/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 04 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 11 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 18 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 25 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Mon 28 Mar 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 01 Apr 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Mon 04 Apr 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Fri 08 Apr 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM 1.5
Total sessions: 8
Total number of classroom hours: 12
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 12
Date
Fri 04 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 11 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 18 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 25 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 28 Mar 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 01 Apr 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Mon 04 Apr 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Date
Fri 08 Apr 2022
Times
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hours
1.5
Total sessions:
8
Total number of classroom hours:
12
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
12
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£28.80 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners
This course is for beginners
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
An interest in dogs and perhaps a pen and paper to jot things down.
Course aim:
An introductory course detailing the process of domestication in dogs. The wolf sub-species we call dog will be discussed in terms of its behaviour and intelligence. Some principles of dog training without punishments will also be considered.
Course description:
This is an introductory course covering the process of evolution as it has shaped the Grey Wolf into the sub-species we know as Canis Lupus Familiaris - the domestic dog. The part that humans have played in selecting the many various dog attributes we know today, such as size, colour, fur, temperament and intelligence will be described and discussed. Various dog behaviours such as guarding, retrieving and guiding will be considered as well as canine intelligence and how it can be assessed and measured. Some principles of dog training without punishments will also be considered.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Increased knowledge of the process of domestication in dogs.
2. A greater understanding of dog behaviour including guarding, retrieving and guiding.
3. A greater understanding of some principles of dog training without punishments.
4. Increased knowledge of canine intelligence and how it may be assessed and measured.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

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Support

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What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

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