Course Themes and Organization
The CTS AGR 1040: Animal Basics (Equine) online course is centred on developing student knowledge and apprentice-type conceptual skills for providing humane best practices care of a domestic horse. The course and these resources recognize that students need to build a personal connection and motivation as they complete the course requirements.
AGR 1040: Animal Basics (Equine) sets a context through an overarching inquiry question, “What is an acceptable level of care for domestic animals?”
Within this overarching inquiry, students learn about animal care through five themed modules:
- Responsible Animal Care (Modules One & Two): What is meant by responsible care of animals? What does this care involve?
- Animal Health & Shelter (Module Three): How should animal health be protected? How should animals be sheltered and bred?
- Humane Animal Handling Skills (Module Four): What skills are required for the humane handling of animals?
- Standards of Care (Module Five): What decisions need to be made about how an animals care affects the land and living conditions of others in the community?
Students complete a collection of review and/or research-based inquiries related to the theme of each module.