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Course Objectives:

  • To encourage students to appreciate the recent scientific contributions validating the inner lives of animals.

  • To be able to bridge the rigors of science with the open-mindedness of truth-seekers and thought explorers.

  • To create an understanding of the deeper connections between humans and animals, historically, in the present, and for the future.

  • To explore ethical issues regarding animal welfare in a variety of contexts.

  • To appreciate the human-animal bond for the benefit of every species.

  • To appreciate both the differences in human/animal communication and to explore the possibilities of connection.

  • To encourage students to make meaningful contributions to current knowledge in the field of human-animal connection, cognition, communication, and consciousness.

  • To appreciate the unity of all life, and of consciousness, and to act accordingly.



  • Have a deeper understanding of the Human-Animal Bond.

  • Have a basic understanding of the state of the science of animal consciousness.

  • Be able to understand the specific role of therapy animals, service dogs, medical alert dogs, working dogs, and how to provide for the well-being of animals.

  • To form their own opinions, based on research.

  • To make contributions to the body of thought in the field of animal consciousness.

  • Act in accordance with their understanding of the inner lives and needs of animals.

  • Volunteer to work with other like-minded organizations for animal welfare.

  • Seek to educate others regarding the impact of the knowledge acquired in this program.

  • Have more meaningful connections and interactions with animals.

As a result of taking this course students will:

"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals.

Animals suffer as much as we do.

True humanity does not allow us to impose such sufferings on them. 

Until we extend our circle of compassion to all living beings, humanity will not find peace."   

                                                                        ~ Albert Schweitzer

Thank you for visiting the 

Human-Animal Connection Website

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