SRJC Course Outlines

11/13/2019 4:12:12 AMANSCI 171 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 171Title:  BEHAVIOR & HUMANE MGMT  
Full Title:  Livestock Behavior and Humane Management
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  35.00Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

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 280.65

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to livestock behavior and the evolution of behavioral traits. Introduces practical handling concepts and facilities design, to facilitate low-stress methods of livestock management. Explores the benefits of keeping animals calm, including safer working conditions, higher yields of marketable product, better-quality product, and more humane conditions.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to livestock behavior and the evolution of behavioral traits. Introduces practical handling concepts and facilities design, to facilitate low-stress methods of livestock management. Explores the benefits of keeping animals calm, including safer working conditions, higher yields of marketable product, better-quality product, and more humane conditions.
(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: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Describe basic ethological principles pertinent to domestic farm animals.
2.  Explain how to develop humane livestock handling systems and facilities.
3.  Develop animal management practices based on animal behavior to improve animal welfare.
 

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1. Recognize and understand basic terms and concepts of livestock behavior, including the
    history and science of ethology.
2. Identify and understand the basic processes that shape livestock behavior.
3. Assess the relevance of livestock behavior to humane handling.
4. Apply critical thinking and problem-solving skills to develop humane livestock handling
    systems and facilities.
5. Develop an understanding of applied animal behavior as it relates to the management and
    welfare of livestock and poultry

Topics and Scope
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I. Ethology
    A. Principles
    B. Domestication
    C. Ethics
    D. History
II. Animal Handling
    A. Benefits of Humane Handling
    B. Working conditions
    C. Handling Facilities
         1. Design
         2. Location
         3. Layout
    D. Restraint Practices
    E. Transportation
III. Behavior
    A. Animal Perception
     B. Genetic influence
    C. Learned Behavior
    D. Stress
IV. Application of Animal Behavior in Management
    A. Enrichment
    B. Housing
    C. Research

Assignments:
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1. Read periodicals, handouts, and texts (20 to 30 pages per week)
2. Writing assignments including ethograms
3. Facilities design
4. Quizzes and tests (4-5), mid-term and 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 - 20%
Writing assignments, ethograms
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 55%
Facilities design
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
25 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
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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Principles of Animal Behavior. 3rd ed. Dugatkin, Lee Alan. W. W. Norton & Company. 2013 (classic)
The Ethology of Domestic Animals (2nd). Jensen, Per. Oxford University Press. 2009 (classic)
Humane Livestock Handling: Understanding Livestock Behavior and Building Facilities for Healthier Animals. Grandin, Temple. Storey Publishing, LLC. 2008 (classic)
Animal Domestication and Behavior. Price, Edward. Cabi. 2002 (classic)
Social Behaviour in Farm Animals. Keeling, Linda and Gonyou, Harold. Cabi. 2001 (classic)

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