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The Horse, Man and Society , 7,5 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
SUBJECT AREA   Sociology
  COURSE CODE   731G17
On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- account for the importance of the horse and human interest for the horse in society, based on, for example, the aspects of economics, employment, leisure-time and health
- identify potential conflicts between society and the exercise of equestrianism and horse keeping
- reflect on horse culture(s) as a phenomenon in contemporary society
- display a gender perspective on activities with horses or that are related to horses.
This course covers the horse and equestrianism in society, to highlight the development that has emanated in the importance of the horse industry in today's society. Here, equestrianism will be highlighted both as a hobby and a profession. This will be studied primarily on the basis of categories such as gender and generation. The course aims to give an introduction to the subject of the horse, man and society. The focus in this course is both on the importance that the horse can have for individuals and groups, and on the role and importance of the horse in modern society.
The teaching takes the form of lectures and seminars. The students should also study independently.
The course is examined through active participation in seminars and through written work. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
The Horse, Man and Society
Hästen, människan och samhället
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IBL - Department of Behavioural Science and Learning
Registrar No: 2010-00180   Course Code: 731G17      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Sociology - SO1          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level     SO1   SA  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-12-17