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Course description

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. This intensive course includes 25 hours of lecture and 27 hours of hands-on laboratory/ demonstrations at various field sites and facilities all within a three-week period. 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: Students will be able to compare and contrast various domestic animal production systems.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to apply basic knowledge of animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction and physiology to domestic animal species.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to practice proper handling of livestock.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to research and critique various perspectives of issues related to sustainable domestic animal production systems using scientific journal articles.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to produce a researched outline and debate an agricultural issue of interest in sustainable agriculture.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to exchange scientific ideas with classmates.

Outcome 7: Students will be able to synthesize a viewpoint on an issue in sustainable agriculture based on research and discussion.

Winter 2022: Online course

Section ID:ANSC 1120 001-LEC
Number:1089
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 3-21, 2022
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Related:ANSC 1120 401-LAB
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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.

Winter 2022: Online course

Section ID:ANSC 1120 401-LAB
Number:1090
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 3-21, 2022
Due date:TBA (see Final exams)
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:0
Grade:Student option
Instructor:TBA
Max. enroll:30
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in ANSC 1120 001-LEC
To enroll:
Register now

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This course is open to all registrants, including undergraduates and precollege students.