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Courses - Fall 2018
ANSC
Animal Science
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
ANSC101
Principles of Animal Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A comprehensive overview of the application of biology in the care and use of animals that live in close association with humans including food animals, companion animals, lab animals, zoo animals, etc. The role of science in modern food production using animals will be emphasized.
ANSC103
Principles of Animal Science Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC101.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci & Pol-Environment & Agriculture; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine; Agricultural Science and Technology) ; or must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or permission of department required for students in other College of AGNR programs.
Laboratory focusing on the application of biology in the care and use o animals that live in close association with humans including food animals, companion animals, lab animals, zoo animals, etc. Labs will include live animals. Offered in fall semester only.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC204
Anatomy of Domestic Animals
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103. And BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171).
Corequisite: ANSC205.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci&Pol-Wildlife Resources & Cons; Animal Sciences: Animal Care & Management; Animal Sciences: Equine Studies; Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care; Animal Sciences: Sciences/Preprofessional; Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine).
Credit only granted for: ANSC211 or ANSC204 AND ANSC205.
Formerly: ANSC211.
Covering the anatomy of major species of domestic animals. Utilizes a systemic approach to provide a general knowledge of both gross and microscopic mammalian structure. Comparative differences between the major domestic species are covered.
ANSC205
Anatomy of Domestic Animals Laboratory
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103. And BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171).
Corequisite: ANSC204.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci&Pol-Wildlife Resources & Cons; Animal Sciences: Animal Care & Management; Animal Sciences: Equine Studies; Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care; Animal Sciences: Sciences/Preprofessional; Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine).
Credit only granted for: ANSC211 or ANSC204 and ANSC205.
Formerly: ANSC211.
A regional approach is taken to study the gross anatomy of major domestic species in the laboratory portion of this course.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC220
Livestock Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103.
Management of meat animals including beef, sheep, and swine. This cours will emphasize obtaining optimal efficiency of production through the integration of leading edge breeding, feeding, management, and marketing practices.
ANSC252
Introduction to the Diseases of Wildlife
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); or permission of AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The principal diseases of North American wildlife will be briefly considered. For each disease, specific attention will be given to the following: signs evidenced by the affected animal or bird, causative agent, means of transmission and effects of the disease on the population of the species involved.
Offered fall only.
ANSC255
Introduction to Aquaculture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or must have completed an introductory biology course.
Introduces the art and science of rearing aquatic animals and the essential principles of aquaculture. Students receive hands-on training in the methods required for successful husbandry and management of aquatic animals in their water environment.
ANSC314
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; and (CHEM231 or CHEM104).
The fundamental role and implications of dietary preference, gastrointestinal physiology and nutrients in animal nutrition. Biochemical roles of nutrients in metabolism, digestion, absorption and assimilation as it relates to various life processes.
Offered fall only.
ANSC330
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC232; or permission of instructor.
Recommended: ANSC212 and ANSC211.
Credit only granted for: ANSC230 or ANSC330.
Formerly: ANSC230.
Scientific principles of horse behavior, anatomy, physiology, locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, growth, health and disease as applied to horses are emphasized.
Offered fall only. Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC359
(Perm Req)
Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262. Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; and permission of instructor.
ANSC379
(Perm Req)
Animal Science Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
ANSC388
ANSC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC399
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC410
The Gut Microbiome and its Roles in Health and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI223, ANSC212, ANSC327, EPIB301, BSCI222, BSCI421, or NFSC430; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Credit only granted for: ANSC489M or ANSC410.
Formerly: ANSC489M.
A comprehensive perspective of the role of gut microbiome/microflora in nutrition, metabolism, disease prevention and health issues including farm animal health and food value, and human gastrointestinal health and immunity.
ANSC417
Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262.
A study of regulatory issues affecting animal care and management in the livestock industry. Guest speakers and classroom discussions will focus on key topics including animal welfare, feed and drug regulations, animal identification, CAFO management, processing and marketing of animal products.
ANSC446
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212 or BSCI440.
Anatomy and physiology of reproductive processes in domesticated and wild mammals.
ANSC447
(Perm Req)
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC446.
Gross and micro-anatomy, artificial insemination, estrous cycle synchronization and invitro-fertilization procedures and analytical techniques useful in animal management and reproduction.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC450
Animal Breeding Plans
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: 1 course with a minimum grade of C- from (MATH120, MATH130, MATH136, MATH140).
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Design of animal breeding programs for the genetic improvement of livestock and companion animal species. Principles of population and quantitative genetics. Genetic evaluations of animals, selection strategies and crossbreeding systems. Incorporation of statistics and biotechnology into animal breeding plans.
ANSC455
Applied Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or BSCI106; or (BSCI160 and BSCI161).
Principles of animal behavior applied to production systems in animal agriculture.
Offered fall only.
ANSC489
Current Topics in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC660
Poultry Literature
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Readings on individual topics are assigned. Written reports required. Methods of analysis and presentation of scientific material are discussed.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC688M
Special Topics; The Gut Microbiome and its Rolese in Health and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC698C
Seminar; Recent Advances in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC698D
Seminar; Developing Presentation Skills
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC699
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.