Poultry species play a vital role in modern society. This course engages students to develop research skills including information literacy, data collection, and developing arguments based on evidence. Specific course topics are developed by students during each course offering. General course content will include, but is not limited by the following topics: History of Domestication, Religious Symbolism, Social and Culinary Practice, and Modern Poultry Production [post-1950] commercial and hobby. Delivery of this course will be inquiry based and focus on utilizing research techniques to gather information, develop a hypothesis, collect information, interpret the results, and report findings in multiple formats.