Folklore and the Vernacular of Companion Dog Cloning
- 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
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.
- Anyone interested in folklore studies, companion dog cloning, philosophy and/or bioethics
- Suitable for beginners and more advanced learners
- Course Introduction06:53
- Understanding Folklore and the Vernacular03:03
- Official and Unofficial Ways of Knowing06:24
- Module 1 Quiz3 questions
- Understanding Somatic Cell Nuclear Transplant03:38
- How to Clone a Companion Dog07:12
- Module 2 Quiz3 questions
- Animal Groups04:04
- Pets and Companion Dogs03:29
- Why Someone Might Clone their Dog05:50
- What is at Stake?07:49
- Module 3 Quiz3 questions
- The Cost06:15
- Taking Advantage?09:01
- Goes Against Nature05:47
- Module 4 Quiz3 questions
- Difficult Narratives06:47
- Silent Narratives05:26
- Module 5 Quiz3 questions
- Course Wrap Up03:07
- Good Luck01:06
- Final Test15 questions
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.