Course syllabus

Kritiska djurstudier: Djur i samhälle, kultur och medier
Critical Animal Studies - Animals in Society, Culture and the Media

EXTA80, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED LIV
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Depth of study relative to the degree requirements: First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements.
Elective Compulsory for: KLMT3
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English


The course provides a multidisciplinary introduction to the research field of critical animal studies (CAS) and explores the shifting roles and positions of animals in contemporary Western society. The aim of the course is to provide analytical tools to critically review norms and structures organising human-animal relations and the ethical, cultural and social consequences of these.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must



Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must




Teaching consists of lectures and seminar and group exercises. The seminar and group exercises are compulsory.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Assessment is based on active attendance at the compulsory components and a written exam at the end of the course. Absence from compulsory components is compensated for by written assignments. A student who fails the ordinary examination will be given the opportunity to complete the course through supplementary assignments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


The number of participants is limited to: 15
Selection: Completed university credits within the programme. Priority is given to students enrolled on programmes that include the course in their curriculum.
The course overlaps following course/s: SASH68

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Tobias Linné,
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