Course description

This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Students completing this course will explore the many roles of domestic animals and the importance of their interdependence with humans; appreciate the scope, diversity, and problems related to domestic animal systems; practice using scientific literature to research issues in sustainable agriculture, and know how to continue learning about sustainable animal systems. Topics include domestication, sustainability, companion animals, sheep, goats, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, nutrition, genetics, grazing, dairy products, poultry, horses and draft animals, Third World limited-resource animal systems, toxicology and lab animals.

Outcome 1: Compare and contrast various domestic animal production systems.

Outcome 2: Apply basic knowledge of animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction and physiology to domestic animal species.

Outcome 3: Appreciate proper handling of livestock.

Outcome 4: Research and critique various perspectives of issues related to sustainable domestic animal production systems using scientific journal articles.

Outcome 5: Produce a researched outline and debate an agricultural issue of interest in sustainable agriculture.

Outcome 6: Exchange scientific ideas with classmates.

Outcome 7: Synthesize a viewpoint on an issue in sustainable agriculture based on research and discussion.

This intensive summer course includes 25 hours of webinar style lectures and approximately 27 hours of laboratory time for interactive discussions with classmates and workgroup sessions via Zoom as well as introductions to a variety of different animal science faculty members and an opportunity to discuss their research with them. Virtual farm tours and videos will also be provided for certain lab/discussion sessions.


No upcoming classes were found.

Previously offered classes

Summer 2020: Online course

Section ID:ANSC 1120 001-LEC
Class dates:June 22-July 10, 2020
Due date:Friday July 10, 2 PM - 5 PM / TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:TWR 2 PM - 5 PM / Other, Off-Campus
Mode of instruction:Synchronous distance learning
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Soberon, M. (mas329)
Max. enroll:30
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.

The ANSC 1120 401-LAB section of this course has been canceled.