Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
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Connections 23013. Animal Power in Religion, Art and Science

This connection is designed to allow students to explore the place of animals in culture and society through the lenses of religion, science and/or the visual arts. The connection may be completed using either two or three courses. Students taking PSY 226 and REL 277 to meet the connection will learn how two different disciplines, one from the humanities and one from the natural sciences, apply their varying methodologies to the same theme. Students taking either PSY 226 or REL 277 (or both) along with ARTS 215, ARTS 315 or ARTS 325 will explore scientific or religious concepts of animals through visual forms, in addition to their more typical expression in textual media. They will draw inspiration and a content base from their experiences in PSY 226 or REL 277 as they develop their own creative expression in Studio Art. Thus, students should take the studio art course either concurrently with one or both of the other courses, OR take the studio art course after one or both of the other courses. Art students will present their creative work to the rest of the students in the religion or psychology courses at the end of the semester.

A two-course connection must link courses from at least two different areas; a three-course connection must link courses from three areas.

Creative Arts
ARTS 215 Relief Printmaking
ARTS 315 Intaglio Printmaking
ARTS 325 Lithography

REL 277 Religion and Animals

Natural Sciences
BIO 226 Comparative Animal Behavior
PSY 226 Comparative Animal Behavior