SRJC Course Outlines

10/22/2020 4:42:29 PMEQSCI 154 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  EQSCI 154Title:  EQUINE COLOR GENETICS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Equine Color Genetics
Last Reviewed:5/12/2008

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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 provides an introduction to information and tools needed to make statistical predictions of the coat color of foals based on genetic makeup of the sire and dam. Students are instructed in the use of the Punnet Square to predict gene combinations.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course provides an introduction to information and tools needed to make statistical predictions of the coat color of foals based on genetic makeup of the sire and dam. Students are instructed in the use of the Punnet Square to predict gene combinations.  
(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:
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CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
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CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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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, students will be able to:
1.  Explain the basic principles of genetics as they relate to equine coat color
2.  Differentiate between breed and color
3.  Recognize and identify coat color variations
4.  Use the Punnet Square to predict gene combinations for a variety of coat colors
5.  Apply knowledge of gene combinations to horse breeding considerations  

Topics and Scope
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I.    Introduction to Genetics
     A. Basic principles of genetics
     B. How genes function
     C. Basic principles of color in mammals
     D. Using the Punnet Square to predict gene combinations
II.   Horse Coat Colors
     A. Breed vs. color
     B. Base color, color dilution, color modifiers
     C. Most common coat colors and their genetic formulas
III.  Base Colors
     A. Black
     B. Sorrel/Chestnuts
IV.   Color Dilution
     A. Palominos and Cremellos
     B. Buckskins and Perlinos
     C. Duns
     D. Champagnes
V.    Color Modifications
     A. Bay
     B. White patterns (and Lethal White)
     C. Roan
     D. Gray
     E. White
VI.   Paints
     A. Paints vs. Pinto
     B. Tobiano
     C. Overo (and Lethal Overo)
     D. Tobero
VII.  Appaloosa
VIII. Role of Horse Color in Horse Breeding  

Assignments:
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1. Reading, approximately 20-30 pages per week.
2. Problem solving exercises such as:
  a. Use Punnet Square to predict gene combinations for coat color.
  b. Match genetic formulas to common coat colors.
  c. Given four basic coat colors, predict combination outcomes.
3. Quizzes (1-3); 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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Problem solving exercises.
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
50 - 60%
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
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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D. Phillip Sponenberg, Equine Color Genetics. Iowa State Press, 2005.
Jeanette Gower, Horse Color Explained. Trafalgar Square Publishing, 2000 (classic text).  

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