SRJC Course Outlines

10/31/2020 12:51:22 AMEQSCI 100 Course Outline as of Spring 2013

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 100Title:  SURVEY OF EQUINE SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Survey of Equine Science
Last Reviewed:10/22/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 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 or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 165A

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the equine industry including selection, feeding, breeding, handling, and diseases of horses.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
An introductory course covering topics within the equine industry including selection, feeding, handling, and diseases of horses.
(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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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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
   differences.
5.  Describe key considerations in the design of horse handling
   facilities.
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
   employment.

Topics and Scope
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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
      evaluation
  b.  Functional anatomy
  c.  Selection
  d.  Evaluation of unsoundness
  e.  Vices
3. Breeding and Reproduction
  a.  Stallion management
  b.  Mare management
  c.  Gestation
  d.  Foal management
4. Horse Breeds and Classes
  a.  Origin and adaptation
  b.  Classes
  c.  Major uses
5. Equine Facilities and Equipment
  a.  Ranch layout
  b.  Facilities
  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
8. Careers
  a.  Career opportunities
  b.  Requirements for successful employment
  c.  Job placement

Assignments:
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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.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
15 - 25%
Homework problems
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 - 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


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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HORSES: J.W. Evans, Third Edition, W. H. Freeman and Company, 2002

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