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, interactive course includes 2 to 3 hours of daily asynchronous lecture material plus regular live office hours offered for student assistance with the course, online discussion blogs and even a group project to conduct with another classmate.

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 appreciate proper handling and husbandry of livestock.

This course is an elective and not required for Animal Science majors.

See the Cornell Chronicle article: <a href=''>Precollege Studies Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Melanie Soberon</a>

Summer 2024: Online course

Melanie Soberon
Melanie Soberon
Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
Section ID:ANSC 1120 001-LEC
Session:Summer 3-week 2
Class dates:June 24-July 12, 2024
Final exam/project due:Friday July 12, 5 PM - 8 PM / Online (see Final exams)
Time / room:MTR 5 PM - 8 PM / Online
Mode of instruction:Online (async+sync)
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Soberon, M. (mas329)
Max. enroll:30
Notes:There will be 5 synchronous scheduled webinars for students to attend live on June 24, 27, July 2 and 8 from 5-7pm EST and July 11 from 5-8pm EST. This course is an elective and not required for Animal Science majors.

Rising Juniors and Seniors

See Eligibility.

To enroll:

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.

See Online Learning FAQs.

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

Tuition & fees:See Tuition for Online Courses
by Shelley Preston,
Cornell Chronicle, 2022