Undergraduate and Advanced Undergraduate Courses

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ANSC 1000 INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL SCIENCES (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. The importance of livestock to agriculture and to the health and nutrition of a modern society. Livestock terminology, selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, marketing and species characteristics of beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep and horses.

ANSC 1100 ORIENTATION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES (1). LEC. 1. S-U only. An introduction to the departmental programs and personnel and how to make the most of the college experience. Breadth of career opportunities for animal science graduates.

ANSC 2000 COMPANION ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Practical aspects of behavior, nutrition, breeding, reproduction, health and management of dogs, cats and other animals generally considered to be human companions.

ANSC 2010 ANIMALS AND SOCIETY (3). LEC. 3. Ethical and scientific issues surrounding human-animal interactions and the role human-animal interactions play in modern society.

ANSC 2050 INTRODUCTION TO HORSE MANAGEMENT AND TRAINING (3). LEC. 1, LAB. 4. An introduction to the management, training and enjoyment of horses.

ANSC 2150 SKILLS AND CONCEPTS OF EQUESTRIAN SPORTS (1). LAB 4. Pr., departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours credit. Development of basic and applied principles and skill utilized in intercollegiate equestrian and rodeo teams. Basic management and care of animals used in equestrian and rodeo sports.

ANSC 2650 EQUINE BIOMECHANICS AND SHOEING (3). LEC. 2, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 1000, BIOL 2500. Anatomy, function and care of the horse foot; mechanical forces and joint/tissues health; hoof traits, quality and correction through shoeing.

ANSC 2700 VALUE BASED ANALYSIS OF MEAT ANIMALS (2). LAB. 4. PR. ANSC 1000. Comparative evaluation of body composition and application of federal grading standards to determine relative value and price of live animals, carcasses and wholesale cuts.

ANSC 2710 COMMERCIAL MEAT MANAGEMENT (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. For non-majors only. The importance of meat in the food service industry, including food safety, purchasing, cooking and meat in the diet.

ANSC 2720 INTRODUCTION TO MEAT SCIENCE (2). LEC. 2. Foundation course on the global meat industry with emphasis on meat products, modern processing techniques, concepts of food safety, sanitation, inspection, grading and meeting consumer demands.

ANSC 2910 PRACTICUM IN LIVESTOCK WELFARE AND MANAGEMENT (2). LAB. 6. PR. ANSC 1000, departmental approval. Hands-on laboratory teaching applied management of livestock species, including horses, cattle, swine and small ruminants, using modern equipment and techniques. 

ANSC 3000 HERD HEALTH MANAGEMENT (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ANSC 1000 and BIOL 3200. Prevention and control of the major diseases of farm animals and development of herd health programs.

ANSC 3150 EQUINE MARKETING (3). LEC. 2, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 1000 and ECON 2020. Practical concepts of equine marketing including evaluating the horse, assessing the market, targeting customers, and presenting the horse.

BCHE 3200 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3). LEC. 3. Pr., CHEM 2030 or 2070. Classification, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids in cellular processes in animals; role of vitamins and minerals as coenzyme and prosthetic groups; enzyme kinetics; thermodynamics; design and regulation of intermediary metabolism and energy production in animal cells.

BCHE 3201 PRINCIPLES OF BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY (1). LAB. 2. Coreq., BCHE 3200. Application of representative laboratory techniques and instrumentation to the study of biomolecules and cellular processes in animals.

ANSC 3300 INTRODUCTORY LIVESTOCK EVALUATION AND MARKETING (2). Lab. 6. Pr., ANSC 1000. Comprehensive study of live animal and carcass evaluation techniques used in the selection and marketing of beef cattle, swine and sheep. The development of decision-making and oral communication skills is emphasized.

ANSC 3310 INTRODUCTORY MEAT SELECTION AND GRADING (2). LAB. 6. Pr., ANSC 1000. Development of grading standards and application of federal grades to beef, pork, and lamb carcasses. Comparative evaluation of carcasses, primal and sub-primal cuts.

ANSC 3330 INTRODUCTORY DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING (2). LAB. 6. Pr. ANSC 1000. Theory and practice in the selection of dairy cattle based on visual appraisal, pedigree and performance records. The development and presentation of oral reasons also is emphasized.

ANSC 3350 EQUESTRIAN COACHING (3). LEC 1, LAB. 4. Principles and practices of instructing students on horseback, safety for horse and rider, lesson plans and class management, evaluation of riders, teaching riders with special needs.

ANSC 3400 ANIMAL NUTRITION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 1000, BCHE 3200, BIOL 1030 or departmental approval. Principles and practice of animal nutrition, nutrient contents of feedstuff and diet formulation.

ANSC 3500 ANIMAL BREEDING (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ANSC 1000, BIOL 3000. Genetic and environmental effects of animal differences. Selection and mating systems used in the improvement of cattle, sheep and swine with emphasis on economically important traits.

ANSC 3600 REPRODUCTIVE PHYSIOLOGY (4). LEC. 3. LAB 2. Pr., ANSC 1000 and BIOL 2510 or equivalent. Comparative anatomy, physiology and endocrinology of animal reproduction, and principles of reproductive biotechnologies used to enhance reproductive efficiency in mammalian systems.

ANSC 3610 ANIMAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT (4). LEC.3, LAB.2. Pr., ANSC 1000 and BIOL 1030 or 1037. Biology of prenatal and postnatal growth of meat animals emphasizing muscle, adipose and bone tissues from a molecular, cellular, endocrine perspective. Application of concepts to improve rate, efficiency and composition of growth.

ANSC 3650 PHYSIOLOGY OF THE EQUINE ATHLETE (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ANSC 1000, BCHE 3200, BIOL 2510. Selection and development of the horse for athletic performance; exercising, training and fitness conditioning for performance horses.

ANSC 3700 MUSCLE FOODS (4). LEC 3, LAB 2. Pr. ANSC 1000. Introduction to domestic animal growth and development, comparative evaluation of livestock and carcass composition. Biochemical and physiological factors affecting fresh meat and processed meat quality. Fundamentals of ante- and postmortem muscle biology, slaughter, processing, storage and merchandising of meat and meat products.

ANSC 3760 VALUE BASED MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK (3) LEC. 2. LAB. 2. Livestock grading standards and their application to carcasses of meat producing animals, concepts and principles of marketing, advertising, promotion and sales of commercial livestock. 

ANSC 3800 CAREERS IN ANIMAL SCIENCE (1). LEC. 1. Pr. junior standing. S-U only. Career opportunities for animal science graduates. Identifying and investigating careers and presenting oneself professionally for employment or post-baccalaureate education.

ANSC 3840 STUDY/TRAVEL IN ANIMAL SCIENCES (1-10). Pr., departmental approval. Concentrated study in animal production and management, equine science and the meats industry within the US or international locations.

ANSC 4000 MODERN LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS (4) LEC. 3. LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 3400 and ANSC 3500 and ANSC 3600. Overview of beef, dairy, swine and small ruminant production systems. Modern concepts, ideas, and methodology associated with the application of technology to reproduction, breeding, health, nutrition, waste nutrient utilization, and management. 

ANSC 4030 DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 3. Pr., ANSC 3400, 3500, 3600 or departmental approval for non-majors.Practical application and integration of nutrition, breeding, reproduction, selection, herd health, economics and management for efficient dairy production.

ANSC 4050 HORSE PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. Pr. ANSC 3400, 3500, 3600 or departmental approval for non-majors only.Practical application and integration of nutrition, breeding, reproduction, selection, herd health economics and management for efficient horse production.

ANSC 4070 SWINE PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 3400, 3500, 3600 or departmental approval for non-majors. Practical application and integration of nutrition, breeding and genetics, herd health, reproduction, economics, housing and management techniques for efficient swine production.

ANSC 4090 SHEEP PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 1000 or departmental approval for non-majors. Application and integration of breeding and selection, nutrition, reproduction, health and marketing to achieve optimum lamb and wool production in the southeastern U.S.

ANSC 4100 FARM ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (2). LEC. 2. Pr., ANSC 3600 or departmental approval. Basic information on behavior, its purpose and how it is measured is followed by an examination of eating, locomotive, sexual, aggressive, territorial, maternal and resting behaviors in cattle, horses, swine and sheep.

ANSC 4150 ADVANCED SKILLS AND CONCEPTS OF EQUESTRIAN SPORTS (1). LAB 4. Pr., ANSC 2150 and departmental approval. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours credit. An advanced course in principles and skills utilized in intercollegiate equestrian and rodeo team competition and management. Issues affecting management, training, marketing and promotion of animals used in equestrian and rodeo sports.

ANSC 4300 ADVANCED LIVESTOCK JUDGING (1). LAB. 4. Pr. ANSC 3300. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours credit. Advanced course in principles and techniques of livestock selection based on visual criteria, performancerecords and other advanced technologies.

ANSC 4310 ADVANCED MEAT JUDGING (1) LAB. 4. Pr. ANSC 3310. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours credit. Practice in evaluation and grading beef, pork, and lamb carcasses and cuts. Development of communication skills and exposure to animal agriculture through training and intercollegiate competition.

ANSC 4320 ADVANCED ANIMAL EVALUATION AND MARKETING (1) LAB. 4. Pr. ANSC 4300 or 4310 or departmental approval. Live animal and carcass evaluation techniques used in marketing cattle, swine and sheep.

ANSC 4330 ADVANCED DAIRY CATTLE JUDGING (1) LAB. 4. Pr., ANSC 3330. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 hours credit. Advanced course in the selection of dairy cattle and presentation of oral reasons.

ANSC 4450 EQUINE NUTRITION (3). LEC. 3. Pr., ANSC 3400. Principles of digestive physiology, nutrition and metabolic disorders unique to the horse with special emphasis on nutritional needs of the equine athlete.

ANSC 4650 EQUINE REPRODUCTIVE TECHNIQUES (3). LEC. 1, LAB 4. Pr., ANSC 3600. Reproductive management and application of modern technologies to enhance reproductive efficiency of the domestic horse.

ANSC 4700 MEAT PROCESSING (4). LEC 3, LAB 3. Pr. ANSC 3700 or Departmental approval. Integration of topics in meat and non-meat ingredient chemistry and their applications to muscle food processing. Physical, chemical andsensory properties of fresh and processed meat products.

ANSC 4800 ISSUES IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE (2). LAB. 4. Pr., junior standing, ANSC 1000, COMM 1000 or equivalent. Issues affecting animal agriculture, dealing with concerns of consumers and activists, involvement in public debate and the political process.

ANSC 4810 PROFESSIONAL DISCOURSE IN AGRICULTURE (1). LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 4800. Methods for enhancing effective discourse concerning issues facing the livestock industry.

ANSC 4920 INTERNSHIP IN ANIMAL SCIENCES (5-15). Pr., departmental approval. S-U only.

ANSC 4960 SPECIAL PROBLEMS (1-5). (CREDIT TO BE ARRANGED.) Pr., departmental approval. Students will work under the direction of faculty members on specific problems.

ANSC 4967 HONORS SPECIAL PROBLEMS (3-6). Pr., admission to University Honors Program. Jr. standing. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Open only to Animal Science students in the University Honors Program with the consent of the Honors Program Advisor.

ANSC 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ANIMAL SCIENCES (1-4). Pr., departmental approval. Instruction and discussion of current topics in Animal Sciences. 

ANSC 4980 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (2-4). Pr., departmental approval. Directed research in the area of specialty within the department.

ANSC 4997 HONORS THESIS (3-6). Pr., admission to University Honors Program. Jr. standing. May be repeated to a maximum of six hours. Open only to Animal Science students in the University Honors Program with the consent of the Honors Program Advisor.


 

ADVANCED UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ANSC 5010 BEEF PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 2. Pr., ANSC 3400, 3500, 3600 or departmental approval for non-majors. Overview of the beef cattle industry. Develop modern concepts, ideas and methodology associated with the application of technology to the solution of problems related to reproduction, breeding, nutrition, management and use of facilities in a modern beef cattle enterprise.

ANSC 5730 SENSORY EVALUATION (3). LEC. 2, LAB. 2. Pr., STAT 2510. History and methods of sensory testing of food products, factors affecting results.

ANSC 6010 STOCKER CATTLE PRODUCTION (4). LEC. 3, LAB. 4. Departmental approval. Application of the principles of animal science to the successful production of stocker cattle. Emphasis placed on marketing and management strategies. Lab will involve a considerable amount of traveling.