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


  • 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.

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
  • Understanding Folklore and the Vernacular
  • Official and Unofficial Ways of Knowing
  • Representation
  • Module 1 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Understanding Somatic Cell Nuclear Transplant
  • How to Clone a Companion Dog
  • Module 2 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Animal Groups
  • Pets and Companion Dogs
  • Why Someone Might Clone their Dog
  • What is at Stake?
  • Module 3 Quiz
    3 questions
  • The Cost
  • Taking Advantage?
  • Goes Against Nature
  • Module 4 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Difficult Narratives
  • Silent Narratives
  • Module 5 Quiz
    3 questions
  • Course Wrap Up
  • Good Luck
  • Final Test
    15 questions

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.