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|Discipline and Nbr:
SURVEY OF EQUINE SCIENCE||
Survey of Equine Science
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||17.5 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
A survey of the equine industry including selection, feeding, breeding, handling, and diseases of horses.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An introductory course covering topics within the equine industry including selection, feeding, handling, and diseases of horses.
(Grade or P/NP)
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
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe common horse diseases and parasites and their control.
2. Select horses by live analysis and performance information.
3. Design a horse reproduction and breeding system according to sound
management business practices.
4. Compare a minimum of eight common breeds of horses and assess their
5. Describe key considerations in the design of horse handling
6. Describe the nutrient requirements of different ages and uses of
horses and how those requirements may be met.
7. Discuss the history and development of the horse industry.
8. Evaluate career opportunities and requirements for successful
Topics and Scope
1. Disease and Parasites
a. Common equine health problems
b. Parasite control
c. Health programs
2. Equine Selection
a. Gathering information through live analysis and performance
b. Functional anatomy
d. Evaluation of unsoundness
3. Breeding and Reproduction
a. Stallion management
b. Mare management
d. Foal management
4. Horse Breeds and Classes
a. Origin and adaptation
c. Major uses
5. Equine Facilities and Equipment
a. Ranch layout
c. Equipment identification and cost
6. Feeding and Nutrition
a. Digestion and utilization of feed
b. Nutrient requirements
c. Pasture management
7. History and Development of the Horse Industry
a. Evolution and domestication of the horse
b. Historical and cultural uses
c. Economic importance
a. Career opportunities
b. Requirements for successful employment
c. Job placement
1. Reading averaging twenty to thirty pages per week.
2. Weekly problem solving assignments related to reading.
3. Equine selection paper (2-5 pages).
4. Term paper (5-10 pages).
5. Quizzes (2-5).
6. Midterm; final exam.
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%
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
15 - 25%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
40 - 50%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, Short answer||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
|Attendance and participation||
HORSES: J.W. Evans, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, 2002