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|Discipline and Nbr:
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||2.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||35.00
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||52.50
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||5.00|| ||Contact Total||87.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 70.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
A survey of the equine industry including selection, feeding, breeding, facilities, handling and diseases will be emphasized to ensure scientifically based management decisions.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
A survey of the equine industry including selection, feeding, breeding, facilities, handling and diseases will be emphasized to ensure scientically based management decisions.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Certificate Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 1981||Inactive:||
| CID Descriptor: AG - AS 116L|| Equine Science|| SRJC Equivalent Course(s): EQSCI25
The student will be able to:
1. Review common horse diseases and parasites and their control.
2. Evaluate horses by live analysis and performance information.
3. Demonstrate knowledge of horse reproduction as it pertains to sound
4. Identify a minimum of eight common breeds of horses and assess their
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.
8. Have reasonable accommodations made to perform all learning
objectives regardless of physical and/or learning disabilities.
9. Identify cultural contributions and ethnic influences on the horse
10. Describe career opportunities and requirements for successful
11. Describe the values, themes, methods, and history of the discipline
and identify realistic career objectives related to a course of study in
12. Perform research specific to the discipline and use appropriate
citation style, if different than MLA.
Topics and Scope
1. Unit One: History and Development of the Horse Industry
a. Evolution and domestication of the horse
b. Historical and cultural uses
c. Economic importance
2. Unit Two: Horse Breeds and Classes
a. Origin and adaptation
c. Major uses
3. Unit Three: Equine Selection
a. Functional anatomy
c. Evaluation of unsoundness
4. Unit Four: Breeding and Reproduction
a. Stallion management
b. The mare
d. Foal management
5. Unit Five: Feeding and Nutrition
a. Digestion and utilization of feed
b. Nutrient requirements
c. Pasture management
6. Unit six: Disease and Parasites
a. Common equine health problems
b. Parasite Control
c. Health programs
7. Unit Seven: Equine Facilities and Equipment
a. Ranch lay-out
c. Equipment identification
8. Unit Eight: Basic Horsemanship
a. Finances of keeping a horse
b. Ground safety
c. Basic horse handling
9. Orientation to the values, themes, methods, and history of the
discipline and identification of realistic career objectives related to a
course of study in the major.
10. Introduction to discipline-specific research tools, including seminal
books, important periodicals, major indexing sources, professional or
trade organizations, standard reference tools, discipline specific tools,
and major web sites.
Assignments will be taken from periodicals, handouts, and texts.
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
20 - 30%
|Written homework, Essay exams, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 20%
|Lab reports, Quizzes, Exams||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 60%
|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%
THE HORSE, 3rd Edition, J.M. Kays, Arco Publishing, New York.
HORSES, 2nd Edition, J. Warren Evans, W.H. Freeman & Company.