Wednesday, May 12, 2010

[467] MTSU Class Probes Society's Attitudes Toward Animals

EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081, or WMOT-FM, 615-898-2800

How We Relate to Wild and Domestic Critters Focus of “MTSU on the Record”

(MURFREESBORO) – Dr. Angela Mertig, professor of sociology, will discuss her “Animals and Society” course at 8 a.m. this Sunday, May 16, on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and
Students will examine the role that animals play in society, how animals have been viewed and treated by humans over time, and what it means to say that humans are animals.
Mertig also will take a look at the purposes of the animal welfare movement and the animal rights movement and what sociology can tell us about the relationships among animals, people and society. The class is scheduled for May 17-June 5 Monday-Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in Room 218 of Peck Hall on the MTSU campus.
To listen to last week’s program with Dr. Jid Lee talking about her memoir of life in Korea, To Kill a Tiger, go to and click on “May 2, 2010.” For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.


With three Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and former faculty, Middle Tennessee State University confers master’s degrees in 10 areas, the Specialist in Education degree, the Doctor of Arts degree and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. MTSU is ranked among the top 100 public universities in the nation in the Forbes “America’s Best Colleges” 2009 survey.

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