SRJC Course Outlines

7/18/2019 2:32:42 AMANSCI 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 20Title:  BASIC ANIMAL SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Basic Animal Science
Last Reviewed:11/27/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total 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 20

Catalog Description:
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A scientific approach to the livestock industry encompassing aspects of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and epidemiology. Emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Analysis of economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture and a survey of the supply of animal products and their uses.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
A scientific approach to the livestock industry encompassing aspects of animal anatomy, physiology, nutrition, genetics and epidemiology. Emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Analysis of economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture and a survey of the supply of animal products and their uses.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2018
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1. Identify economic trends in the livestock industry.
2. Compare management practices across livestock species.
3. Utilize the scientic method to collect data and make scientific decisions relevant to animal
    science.

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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify animal contributions to human needs and development of human civilizations.
2. List economically significant beef cattle, sheep, and swine breeds and areas of production.
3. Describe the function of the major body systems and how it relates to production.
4. Identify life cycles and biotechnological principles of animal production.
5. Analyze genetic change through artificial or natural selection.
6. Summarize basic nutritional needs and feeding practices for scientific livestock production.
7. Outline marketing strategies and determine market classification of livestock.
8. Analyze animal behavior as it relates to health and performance.
9. Discuss issues affecting consumer awareness of animal welfare, food safety and the
    environment.
10. Collect and calculate data used to ensure scientifically-based management decisions.
11. Identify career opportunities and requirements for successful employment.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Animal Agriculture
    A. Importance of livestock to the World and United States
    B. Economic importance to agriculture
    C. Animal contribution to human civilization
    D. Industry issues and challenges
    E. Ethnic and cultural considerations to animal domestication
II. Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
    A. Career preparation
    B. Employment opportunities in animal production and management in the United States
    C. Employment opportunities in international agriculture
    D. Future career opportunities in the United States
III. Overview of the Livestock Industry
    A. The beef cattle and dairy industry
    B. The swine industry
    C. The sheep and wool industry
    D. The poultry industry
    E. The horse industry
IV. Animal Production
     A. Evaluate carcass composition in comparison to the live animal
    B. Understanding carcass and performance data
    C. Data used for management decisions
    D. Food products and processing
    E. Marketing classification
    F. Trends and future outlook
V. Reproduction
    A. Reproductive organs and their functions
    B. Animal breeding
    C. Reproductive management and technology
     D. Fertility assessment
VI. Anatomy and Physiology
     A. Identification of external anatomy for livestock and poultry species
    B. Analysis of body systems: reproductive and digestive
VII. Genetics
    A. Introduction and review of genetic principles
    B. Inheritance and population genetics
    C. Fertilization
    D. Gene modification and interactions
    E. Genetic improvement and variation in the livestock industry
VIII. Nutrition
    A. Classes of nutrients
    B. Feeds and feed composition
    C. Livestock feeding management practices
    D. Growth and development for production livestock
IX. Animal Health
    A. Biosecurity
    B. Major diseases of farm animals
    C. Detecting unhealthy animals
    D. Treatment and care
X. Animal Behavior  
     A. Introduction to ethology
    B. Behavioral characteristics
    C. Animal handling and safety
XI. The Scientific Method
    A. Research in animal agriculture
    B. Developing a research model
XII. Issues Affecting the Animal Industry
    A. Animal welfare
    B. Economics
    C. Advances in biotechnology
    D. Government and environmental concerns
    E. Food safety and consumer awareness

Assignments:
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1. Reading assignments average minimum 30 pages per week
2. Writing assignments: reports, worksheets, and written essay exams
3. Quizzes (10 - 15), midterm and final
4. Term paper of 5 to 7 pages

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
30 - 40%
Written homework, reports, term paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm and final; multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion, and essay questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Animal Science: Global, Biological, Social and Industry Perspectives. 6th ed. Damron, Stephen. Pearson. 2017
Animal Science and Industry. 8th ed. Cunningham, Merle and Acker, Duane and LaTour, Mickey. Pearson. 2017
Modern Livestock and Poultry Production. 9th ed. Flanders, Frank and Gillespie, James. Cengage. 2016
Scientific Farm Animal Production. 11th ed. Taylor, Robert and Field, Thomas. Pearson. 2015

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