Folklore and the Vernacular of Companion Dog Cloning

Examining Beliefs and Ethics is Regards to Companion Dog Cloning
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (6 ratings)
545 students
Folklore and the Vernacular of Companion Dog Cloning
Rating: 3.8 out of 5 (6 ratings)
545 students
Critical thinking skills
Some basic folkloristic terms and concepts
Contemporary beliefs and attitudes about companion dog cloning

Requirements

  • The only thing you need to bring is an interest in learning
  • Although it is not mandatory I suggest you keep a learning journal so you can record any thoughts, ideas and questions you have as you proceed through the course
Description

What do you think of when you hear the words "companion dog cloning"? Although many people have negatives views about cloning companion dogs there are still plenty of people who decide to do it. And the number is growing as more people from around the world chose to clone their pets.

In this course you will look at some of the beliefs, both positive and negative, and ethical concerns surrounding companion dog cloning. This course is of interest to people who like animals and to people who want to know more about cloning. It is also interesting to those who want to learn more about the ways people create their own social worlds.


Who this course is for:
  • Anyone interested in folklore studies, companion dog cloning, philosophy and/or bioethics
  • Suitable for beginners and more advanced learners
Course content
7 sections • 17 lectures • 1h 30m total length
  • Course Introduction
    06:53
  • Understanding Folklore and the Vernacular
    03:03
  • Official and Unofficial Ways of Knowing
    06:24
  • Representation
    04:22
  • Module 1 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Understanding Somatic Cell Nuclear Transplant
    03:38
  • How to Clone a Companion Dog
    07:12
  • Module 2 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Animal Groups
    04:04
  • Pets and Companion Dogs
    03:29
  • Why Someone Might Clone their Dog
    05:50
  • What is at Stake?
    07:49
  • Module 3 Quiz
    3 questions
  • The Cost
    06:15
  • Taking Advantage?
    09:01
  • Goes Against Nature
    05:47
  • Module 4 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Difficult Narratives
    06:47
  • Silent Narratives
    05:26
  • Module 5 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Course Wrap Up
    03:07
  • Good Luck
    01:06
  • Final Test
    15 questions

Instructor
Denise McKeown
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Denise McKeown received her MA from the University of Tartu in 2019. Besides writing for a local newspaper and several online blogs Denise has also been published in the peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Folkloristics.

Denise is interested in animal-human relationships and the role animals play in our daily lives. Folklore and the Vernacular of Companion Dog Cloning reflects this interest and was developed for Denise’s MA project.