SRJC Course Outlines

3/5/2021 9:46:29 PMANSCI 134 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 134Title:  LIVESTOCK REPRODUCTION  
Full Title:  Livestock Reproduction
Last Reviewed:1/28/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled43.75
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled1.508 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  87.50Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course combines the study of basic genetic principles with the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of reproduction as they relate to equine and livestock reproduction. Genetic principles to be emphasized include basic inheritance, selection techniques, mating systems, heterosis, and performance evaluation. Reproductive aspects to include endocrinology, estrous cycles, mating behaviors, gametogenesis, conception, gestation, parturition, and maternal behaviors. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation, and current innovations in productive biotechnology will also be examined.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course combines the study of basic genetic principles with the study of the anatomical and physiological aspects of reproduction as they relate to equine and livestock reproduction. Genetic principles to be emphasized include basic inheritance, selection techniques, mating systems, heterosis, and performance evaluation. Reproductive aspects to include endocrinology, estrous cycles, mating behaviors, gametogenesis, conception, gestation, parturition, and maternal behaviors. Artificial insemination, embryo manipulation, and current innovations in productive biotechnology will also be examined.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate knowledge of the physiological aspects of livestock as they relate to reproductive
    management, reproductive systems, hormones, semen evaluation and the estrous cycle.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Identify the male and female parts of reproductive tracts.
2. Discuss the physiology of fertilization, parturition and lactation.
3. Explain effects of nutrition, hormones, and health on estrous cycle.

Topics and Scope
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I.   The Anatomy of the Male Reproductive System
II.  The Anatomy of the Female Reproductive System
III. Physiology of Reproduction
IV. Reproductive Behavior
V.  Gestation
    A. Conception and implantation
    B. Fetal and embryo development
    C. Hormones
    D. Physiology      
VI. Parturition
    A. Management
    B. Physiology
    C. Hormones
    D. Dystocia
VII. Lactation
    A. Hormones
    B. Physiology
VIII. Management of Reproduction
    A. Semen Analysis
     B. Pregnancy evaluation
    C. Estrus detection
    D. Breeding Systems
    E. Reproductive technologies
    F. Manipulating reproduction
    G. Selection
IX. Management Considerations for Breeding, Pregnancy and Lactation
    A. Health
    B. Nutrition
X.   Record Keeping and Analysis
XI.  Economics
XII. Genetics
    A. Genes
    B. Genotype and phenotype
    C. Heritability
    D. Heterosis
    E. Pedigree analysis
XIII. Biotechnology
    A. Embryo manipulation
    B. Cloning
    C. New innovations
 
Lab Topics will include:
I.    Anatomy identification
II.   Semen collection, processing, analysis
III.  Oocyte collection, maturation
IV.  Artificial insemination
V.   Pregnancy evaluation
VI.  Genetic evaluation
VII. Record Keeping

Assignments:
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Lecture-Related Assignments:
1. Read periodicals, handouts, and texts
2. Problem Solving Assignments such as case study and genetic analyses
3. Midterm, final and quizzes (3-6 quizzes, 1 midterm, 1 final)
4. Term Paper (3-5 pages)
 
Lab-Related Assignments:
1. Lab practicals
2. Lab reports

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 - 35%
Term paper, lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
30 - 40%
Case study evaluation, genetic analyses
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Lab practical
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 35%
Midterm, final, and quizzes
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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Pathways to Pregnancy and Parturition. 3rd ed. Sanger, P.L. Current Conceptions Inc. 2015

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