SRJC Course Outlines

12/5/2020 12:44:42 AMANSCI 20 Course Outline as of Fall 2004

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ANSCI 20Title:  BASIC ANIMAL SCIENCE  
Full Title:  Basic Animal Science
Last Reviewed:11/27/2017

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 Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 20

Catalog Description:
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A survey of the livestock industry, supply of animal products and their uses. A special emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the agriculture industry. Analysis of economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A survey of the livestock industry, supply of animal products and their uses. Emphasis on the origin, characteristics, adaptation and contributions of farm animals to the ag industry.  Analysis of economic trends and career opportunities in animal agriculture.
(Grade Only)

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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2018
Inactive: 
 Area:C
Natural Sciences
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
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 successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify animal contributions to human needs.
2.  List economically significant beef cattle, sheep, and swine breeds and
   areas of production.
3.  Evaluate livestock body conformation and how it relates to function.
4.  Identify life cycles and biotechnological principles of animal
   production.
5.  Summarize basic nutritional needs and feeding practices for scientific
   livestock production.
6.  Outline marketing strategies and determine market classification of
   livestock.
7.  Analyze animal behavior as it relates to health and performance.
8.  Discuss issues affecting consumer awareness of animal welfare, food
   safety and the environment.
9.  Collect and calculate data used to ensure scientifically-based
   management decisions.
11. Identify cultural contributions to and ethnic influences on the animal
   industry.
12. Identify career opportunities and requirements for successful
   employment.

Topics and Scope
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1.  Unit One:  Introduction to Animal Agriculture
   a.  Importance of livestock to the World and United States
   b.  Economic importance to agriculture
   c.  Animal contribution to human needs
   d.  Industry issues and challenges
   e.  Ethnic contributions
2.  Unit Two:  Careers and Career Preparation in the Animal Sciences
   a.  Career preparation
   b.  Employment opportunities in animal production and management
   c.  Employment opportunities in international agriculture
   d.  Future opportunities
3.  Unit Three:  Overview of the Livestock Industry
   a.  The beef cattle and dairy industry
   b.  The swine industry
   c.  The sheep and wool industry
   d.  The poultry industry
   e.  The horse industry
4.  Unit Four:  Evaluation and Performance Livestock
   a.  Identifying external anatomy
   b.  Evaluating type and conformation
   c.  Perspective of carcass composition to the live animal
   d.  Understanding carcass and performance data
5.  Unit Five:  The Animal Food Industry
   a.  Food products and processing
   b.  Marketing classification
   c.  Consumption and marketing strategies
   d.  Trends and future outlook
   e.  Health and nutritional considerations
   f. data used for management decisions
6.  Unit Six:  Reproduction
   a.  Reproductive organs and their functions
   b.  Animal breeding
   c.  Mating systems
   d.  Fertility
7.  Unit Seven:  Genetics
   a.  Fertilization
   b.  Gene modification and interactions
   c.  Genetic improvement and variation
   d.  DNA and RNA
8.  Unit Eight:  Nutrition
   a.  Nutrients
   b.  Feeds and feed composition
   c.  Digestive systems
   d.  Growth and development
9.  Unit Nine:  Animal Health
   a.  Prevention and the environment
   b.  Major diseases of farm animals
   c.  Detecting unhealthy animals
   d.  Treatment and care
10. Unit Ten:  Issues Affecting the Animal Industry
   a.  Animal behavior
   b.  Animal welfare
   c.  Advances in biotechnology
   d.  Government and environmental concerns
   e.  Food safety and consumer awareness

Assignments:
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1.  Reading assignments that will average minimum 30 pages per week.
2.  Writing assignments: reading reports, worksheets, study guide, class
  notes, and written essay exams.
3. Midterm and final.

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
30 - 40%
Written homework, Reading reports, Essay exams
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, WORKSHEETS
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 - 60%
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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Scientific Farm Animal Production. Taylor, Robert E. Prentice Hall, 2003.
8th Edition.
Modern Livestock and Poultry Production. Gillespie, James R. Delmar, 2003.
Animal Science and Industry. Cunningham, Merle and Acker Diane. Prentice
Hall 2004.

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