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Join us for online and on-campus courses during Summer 2021. Courses will be added throughout the coming months. Applications open in late January. Read about Summer 2021 plans.

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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, 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 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.

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

Eligibility

Winter 2021: Online course

Melanie Soberon
Melanie Soberon
Department of Animal Science, Cornell University
Section ID:ANSC 1120 001-LEC
Number:1092
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 4-23, 2021
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:3
Grade:Graded only
Instructor:Soberon, M. (mas329)
Max. enroll:30
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in ANSC 1120 401-LAB
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Winter 2021: Online course

Section ID:ANSC 1120 401-LAB
Number:1093
Session:3-week Winter session
Class dates:January 4-23, 2021
Time / room:
Mode of instruction:Asynchronous distance learning
Credit:0
  This is an online course. Please review the online course FAQs.
Related:ANSC 1120 001-LEC
To enroll:Apply Now.

See Apply for Online Courses.

See Dates & Deadlines.