SRJC Course Outlines

7/22/2024 1:05:22 AMEQSCI 25 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 25Title:  EQUINE SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Equine Science
Last Reviewed:1/25/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 25

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the equine industry. Selection, feeding, breeding, facilities, handling and diseases of horses will be emphasized to ensure scientifically based management decisions.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey of the equine industry. Selection, feeding, breeding, facilities, handling and diseases of horses will be emphasized to ensure scientifically based management decisions.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: AG - AS 116L Equine Science SRJC Equivalent Course(s): EQSC25

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe common horse diseases and parasites and their control.
2. Evaluate horses by live analysis and performance information.
3. Describe horse reproduction as it pertains to sound management.
4. Identify a minimum of eight common breeds of horses and assess their differences.
5. Design horse handling facilities with cost analysis of preparation for marketing of equine.
6. Demonstrate ground safety around horses.
7. Demonstrate basic health care and grooming for horses.
8. Describe equine evolutionary development and explain historical contributions of the horse.
9. List career opportunities and explain requirements for successful employment.
10. Explain the values, themes, methods, history, and current trends in the equine industry.
11. Summarize current research specific to the discipline and use appropriate citations.

Topics and Scope
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1.  History and Development of the Horse Industry
   a. Evolution and domestication of the horse
   b. Historical and cultural uses
   c. Economic importance
2.  Horse Breeds and Classes
   a. Origin and adaptation
   b. Classes
   c. Major uses
3.  Equine Selection
   a. Functional anatomy
   b. Selection
   c. Evaluation of unsoundness
   d. Vices
4.  Breeding and Reproduction
   a. Stallion management
   b. The mare
   c. Gestation
   d. Foal management
5.  Feeding and Nutrition
   a. Digestion and utilization of feed
   b. Nutrient requirements
   c. Pasture management
6.  Disease and Parasites
   a. Common equine health problems
   b. Parasite control
   c. Health programs
7.  Equine Facilities and Equipment
   a. Ranch layout
   b. Facilities
   c. Equipment identification
8.  Basic Horsemanship
   a. Finances of keeping a horse
   b. Ground safety
   c. Basic horse handling
9.  Orientation to the Equine Industry
   a. Values, themes, methods
   b. History
   c. Current trends  
10.  Introduction to Discipline-specific Research Sources andTools
   a. Seminal books
   b. Important periodicals
   c. Major indexing sources
   d. Professional and trade organizations
   e. Standard reference tools
   f. Discipline-specific tools
   g. Online resources
   h. Using appropriate citations

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1.  Laboratory practical exam
2.  Two written midterms and one final exam
3.  3-4 quizzes
4.  Research project and paper (8-10 pages)
5.  Laboratory reports (10-14)
6.  Reading: approximately 30 pages per week from periodicals, handouts, online sources, and textbooks.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Research paper/project
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Lab reports
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Lab practical exam
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 50%
Quizzes, midterms, and final exam: Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Equine Science, 4th Edition, Parker, Rick, Delmar Cengage Learning, 2013.

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