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ANS 101  Professional Development in Animal Science I

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Animal Science major.
Description:
Careers in animal science. Job application, portfolio development, interviewing, and resume development.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 110  Introductory Animal Agriculture

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students or agricultural technology students.
Description:
History of animal agriculture and its relationship to human needs, production systems, marketing, and environmental considerations. Current goals and limitations affecting U.S. farm animal production.
Semester Alias:
ANS 112
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 110L  Introductory Animal Agriculture Laboratory

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Description:
Hands on experience in working with farm and companion animals. Field trip required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 111  Livestock Industries Seminar

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Academic and career planning and professional development in the animal agriculture industry.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 115  Meats Technology Clerkship

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lab Hours: 6
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Hands-on experience in meat production. Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP). Facility maintenance and sanitation. Personnel management.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 122A  Feedlot Clerkship

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Clerkship to gain hands-on skills in the management of a working feedlot. Feeding cattle, feed storage, manure management, health programs, evaluation and selection of cattle, facilities maintenance, marketing fed cattle.
Semester Alias:
ANS 024
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 122B  Beef Cow Calf Clerkship

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Clerkship to gain hands-on skills in the management of a working cow-calf farm. Feeding, reproduction, genetics, and selection, facilities maintenance, exhibiting cattle for sale and daily management skills.
Semester Alias:
ANS 023
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 124  Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students or agricultural technology students.
Description:
Contemporary research and movements involving agricultural and food system sustainability. Socio-cultural factors influencing food and agriculture.
Interdepartmental With:
Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Community Sustainability
Administered By:
Crop and Soil Sciences
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


ANS 132  Dairy Farm Management Seminar

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Challenges and opportunities in the dairy industry.
Semester Alias:
ANS 054
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 134  Dairy Production I

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Description:
Introduction to dairy production and the dairy industry.
Semester Alias:
ANS 232
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2021 - Open


ANS 140  Fundamentals of Horsemanship

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 4 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Approval of department.
Description:
Safe horse handling skills. Riding skills. Riding aids and working with the horse at the beginner, intermediate or advanced level.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 140A  Fundamentals of Young-Horse Training

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Recommended Background:
ANS 140
Restrictions:
Open to students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or in the Institute of Agricultural Technology or in the Department of Animal Science or in the Applied Horse Science Major or in the Horse Management Major.
Description:
Demonstration and practice of safely working with and training weanlings, yearlings and two-year-old horses. Halter training and longeing techniques of clippers and bathing. Discussion of application of learning theory. Assist with young horse husbandry procedures.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2018 - Open


ANS 141L  Draft Horse Basics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Description:
Safe handling, hitching and driving of draft horses. Care and maintenance of harness and horse drawn equipment.
Semester Alias:
ANS 141
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


ANS 144  Introduction to Horse Breeding and Foal Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Open to agricultural technology students.
Description:
Strategic development for horse breeding based on conformation and genetics, breeding the mare, prenatal and postpartum care.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 146  Fundamentals of Horse Training

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lab Hours: 6
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Prerequisite:
ANS 140 or approval of department
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology. Approval of department.
Description:
Training and preparing an untrained horse for handling, riding and showing. Sale preparation.
Semester Alias:
ANS 063a
Effective Dates:
FALL 2014 - Open


ANS 147  Horse Management Placement Seminar

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Securing a placement training experience. Writing a resume.
Semester Alias:
ANS 064
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 148  Methods of Instructing Safe Horsemanship

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Lesson planning and communication skills for riding instructors. Safety and legal issues. Riding instructor certification. Organizations.
Semester Alias:
ANS 041
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 149  Horse Management Clerkship

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Management of a working horse farm. Feeding, reproduction, genetics, selection, facilities maintenance, and daily management skills.
Semester Alias:
ANS 025
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 151  Poultry Production Clerkship

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Hands-on experience in poultry production, including nutrition, health, and reproduction. Housing. Records and personnel management.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 162  Sheep Production Clerkship

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Hands-on experience in sheep production, including nutrition, health, and reproduction. Housing. Records and personnel management. Environmental management.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 171  Swine Clerkship

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Hands-on experience in swine care. Nutrition. Housing maintenance. Health. Reproduction. Records management. Environmental management. Personnel management.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 200A  Introductory Judging of Livestock or Carcasses

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 2
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 3 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Prerequisite:
ANS 211
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen. A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of functional conformation of beef cattle, sheep and swine and their carcasses. Preparation for intercollegiate competition. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 200C  Dairy Cattle Genetics and Evaluation

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 134
Restrictions:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Genetics, breeding and evaluation of functional conformation of dairy cattle. Field trip required.
Semester Alias:
ANS 200B
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 200D  Introductory Judging of Horses

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 2
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 3 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of functional conformation and performance of horses. Preparation for intercollegiate competition.
Semester Alias:
ANS 200B
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 200E  Introductory Animal Welfare Assessment

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
(ANS 305 or ZOL 313) and ANS 110
Restrictions:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Physiological and behavioral indicators of animal welfare. Quantitative measures and ethical issues. Written and oral assessments of animal welfare.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 201  Animal Products

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ANS 110
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen.
Description:
Edible animal products. Food safety. Preservation, storage and distribution of dairy, meat and egg products.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2020 - Open


ANS 201L  Animal Products Laboratory

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
ANS 201 or concurrently
Description:
Processing and evaluation of meat, milk and egg products.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 203  Principles of Livestock Feeding

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 110 or ANS 222 or ANS 232 or ANS 242 or ANS 272
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Feed nutrients, digestion and metabolism. Classification of feeds. Nutrient requirements for dairy and beef cattle, sheep, swine and horses.
Semester Alias:
ANS 059
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 210  Introduction to Disciplines in Animal Agriculture

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
ANS 110 or concurrently
Description:
Problem solving and literature searches with realistic examples to demonstrate multi-disciplinary scientific solutions in Animal Science.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 211  Animal and Product Evaluation

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
ANS 110
Description:
Evaluation of breeding stock, market animals and carcasses. Performance records and structural correctness of breeding animals. Quality grading, yield grading and pricing of market animals and carcasses.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 222  Introductory Beef Cattle Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 110
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 422
Description:
Management practices and systems for beef herds. Feed requirements, reproduction, breeding, performance testing, housing, and diseases. Costs and returns.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 224  Sustainable Farm and Food Systems Field Studies

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
CSS 124
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or agricultural technology students.
Description:
Field visits to farm and food system operations that utilize sustainable practices in Michigan. Offered first half of semester.
Interdepartmental With:
Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Community Sustainability
Administered By:
Crop and Soil Sciences
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


ANS 225  Horse Behavior and Welfare

Semester:
Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to undergraduate students or agricultural technology students.
Description:
Natural behavior, senses, training psychology, and common behavioral problems of horses. Equine welfare issues.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 233  Dairy Feed Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 134
Recommended Background:
ANS 203
Description:
Feeding management of dairy cattle with emphasis on milking cows and replacements. Cost considerations of nutrient sources and supplies. Use of homegrown feeds. By-product utilization. Field trip required.
Semester Alias:
ANS 051
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 234  Dairy Production II

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 134
Description:
Introduction to biology and management practices related to growth, lactation, and health of dairy animals.
Semester Alias:
ANS 215
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2021 - Open


ANS 235  Dairy Herd Reproduction

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 134
Recommended Background:
ANS 295
Description:
Application of reproductive principles to dairy production. Field trip required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 235L  Dairy Herd Reproduction Laboratory

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
ANS 235 or concurrently
Description:
Reproductive anatomy and physiology, semen handling, artificial insemination in dairy cattle, palpation of female reproductive tract, ultrasound, embryo transfer, and in-vitro fertilization.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2021 - Open


ANS 238  Dairy Cattle Health Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 134
Description:
Detection of dairy cattle disease. Infections and metabolic problems.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 240  Horse Farm Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 203 and ANS 295 and ANS 242 and ABM 130
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Integration of principles and skills into a farm management system. Managerial qualities, goal setting, facilities management. Health programs.
Semester Alias:
ANS 066
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 242  Introductory Horse Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 442
Description:
Principles of horse management. Reproduction, nutrition, herd health, genetics, economics, marketing.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 243  Horse Nutrition and Feeding

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 203
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Nutrient requirements of the horse, selection and evaluation of feedstuffs, balancing diets by hand and by computer, pasture management.
Semester Alias:
ANS 078
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 244  Horse Facility Design and Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Description:
Equine facility design and management. Manure, pasture, and biosecurity management.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 245  Horse Exercise Physiology

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 242
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Horse body systems, physiology of exercise and conditioning programs. Goals of various conditioning programs. Common ailments of sport horses.
Semester Alias:
ANS 068
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 247  Horse Health

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open to agricultural technology students.
Description:
Health risks for horses, emergency care, preventive health care.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 248  Horse Reproductive Technology and Breeding Techniques

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
Biology
Restrictions:
Open to agricultural technology students.
Description:
Horse reproductive anatomy, physiology, breeding and foaling management.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 252  Introduction to Management of Avian Species

Semester:
Fall of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Description:
Management of commercial poultry flocks and aviaries. Feed requirements, reproduction, breeding, housing and disease.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 262  Introductory Sheep Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Description:
Principles of sheep management: genetics, reproduction, nutrition, marketing, and economics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 272  Introductory Swine Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 472
Description:
Swine production principles, practices, technologies, and systems. Field trip required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 282  Companion Animal Biology and Management

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Principles of companion animal management. Breeds, reproduction, feeding, housing, health, and diseases.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 290  Independent Study in Agricultural Technology

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Independent study in agricultural technology.
Semester Alias:
ANS 057
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 295  Structure and Function of Livestock

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ANS 110 or ANS 222 or ANS 232 or ANS 242 or ANS 272
Restrictions:
Open to students in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Description:
Gross anatomy of livestock. Functions of tissues and organs. Regulation of growth, lactation, reproduction, seasonality, and temperature.
Semester Alias:
ANS 205
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 300A  Advanced Livestock Judging

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 200A
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen. A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of conformation and performance records of beef cattle, swine and sheep. Represent MSU in intercollegiate competition. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 300C  Dairy Cattle Judging Team

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
ANS 200C
Restrictions:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of conformation of various breeds of dairy cattle. Represent MSU in intercollegiate competition. Field trip required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 300D  Advanced Horse Judging

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 200D
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen. A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of functional characteristics of horses. Represent MSU in intercollegiate competition. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2013 - Open


ANS 300E  Animal Welfare Judging

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Prerequisite:
ANS 200E or concurrently
Recommended Background:
(ANS 110) and (ANS 305 or IBIO 313)
Restrictions:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 200F, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Enhanced understanding of the physiological and behavioral indicators of animal welfare. Ethical values in the assessment of welfare status. Intercollegiate competition. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 300F  Dairy Challenge Experiences

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lab Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
ANS 434 or concurrently
Recommended Background:
ANS 434
Restrictions:
Approval of department. A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits from the following courses: ANS 200A, ANS 200C, ANS 200D, ANS 200E, ANS 300A, ANS 300C, ANS 300D, ANS 300E, and ANS 300F.
Description:
Evaluation of factors important in successful management of a dairy farm business. Intercollegiate competition as part of Dairy Challenge Team. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 301  Professional Development in Animal Science II (W)

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(ANS 110) and completion of Tier I writing requirement
Recommended Background:
ANS 101
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the Department of Animal Science.
Description:
Career preparation in animal science. Job interviewing, oral presentation, and written communication skills.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 305  Applied Animal Behavior

Semester:
Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(ANS 210) and (BS 162 or LB 144 or BS 182H)
Description:
Techniques for assessing health and welfare of domestic animals based on their behavior.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 305L  Applied Animal Behavior Laboratory

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 305
Description:
Biological basis of behavior to improve animal health, productivity and welfare.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 307  Animal Reproduction

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
ANS 210
Description:
Reproductive physiology of farm and companion animals. Comparative reproduction in human and laboratory animals.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 309  Animal Health and Disease Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
ANS 110 and (BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H)
Description:
Normal and abnormal physical parameters. Common diseases. Role of housing, husbandry, sanitation, and animal treatment.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 313  Principles of Animal Feeding and Nutrition (W)

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
((BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and completion of Tier I writing requirement) and ((CEM 143 or concurrently) or (CEM 251 or concurrently))
Description:
Comparative nutrition and metabolism for production, health, and stewardship of cattle, horses, swine, poultry, dogs and cats. Diet evaluation and formulation. Feeding management.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 314  Genetic Improvement of Domestic Animals (W)

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
((BS 161 or BS 181H or LB 145) and completion of Tier I writing requirement) and (STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 421 or STT 464 or STT 231)
Description:
Molecular, Mendelian, population, and quantitative genetics of domestic animals.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 315  Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H
Description:
Gross and microanatomy of farm animals. Structure directed function of tissues. Endocrine integration for homeostasis. Regulation of growth, lactation, and reproduction. Homeorhesis.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 334  Dairy Management I

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 234
Recommended Background:
ANS 313
Description:
Analysis of dairy farm production practices, procedures, and decision-making. Financial analysis of biological and management practices. Field trips required.
Semester Alias:
ANS 230, ANS 432
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2021 - Open


ANS 368  Zoo Animal Biology and Conservation

Semester:
Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
BS 162 or LB 144 or BS 182H or approval of department
Recommended Background:
Previous work in biology
Description:
Captive animal biology including illustrated examples of care, behavioral welfare and conservation work.
Interdepartmental With:
Integrative Biology, Fisheries and Wildlife, Landscape Architecture
Administered By:
Integrative Biology
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2018 - Open


ANS 401  Ethical Issues in Animal Agriculture

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 313 or ANS 314 or ANS 315
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors.
Description:
Ethical issues related to local, national, and international animal agriculture.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 404  Introduction to Quantitative Genetics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(ANS 314) and (STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 231 or STT 421 or STT 464)
Description:
Theories and applications of quantitative genetics and their roles in breeding.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 407  Food and Animal Toxicology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors.
Description:
Fate and effects of chemicals in the food chain. Impact on animal production. Residues in food products. Food safety assessment. Control methods.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2018 - Open


ANS 409  Problems, Controversies and Advancements in Reproduction (W)

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 4
Prerequisite:
(BS 161 or PSL 250) and completion of Tier I writing requirement
Recommended Background:
ANS 307
Description:
Selected topics in endocrine, cellular, molecular and genetic aspects of reproduction in humans, livestock and animal models.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 410  Stem Cells in Reproduction and Development

Semester:
Fall of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(BS 161 and BS 171L) and (ANS 307 or approval of department)
Recommended Background:
(BMB 200 or BMB 401) and ANS 425
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 810
Description:
Properties and classification of stem cells; methodology to isolate, culture, and differentiate stem cells; mechanisms underlying stemness and differentiation of stem cells; application of stem cells in agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, and biomedical research.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 413  Non-Ruminant Nutrition

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
(ANS 110 and ANS 313) and (STT 200 or STT 201 or STT 464)
Recommended Background:
BMB 200 or BMB 401
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Digestive processes and nutrient metabolism in non-ruminant animals. Metabolic basis for nutrient requirements.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2016 - Open


ANS 418  Animal Agriculture and the Environment

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
(BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and (CEM 143 or CEM 251)
Recommended Background:
CSS 210
Description:
Comprehensive nutrient management plans (CNMP) for animal feeding operations. Trends in animal production, environmental issues, and diet formulation and their impact on manure production. Development of CNMP for a specific animal feeding operation.
Interdepartmental With:
Biosystems Engineering
Administered By:
Animal Science
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2016 - Open


ANS 422  Advanced Beef Cattle Feedlot Management

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 222
Recommended Background:
ANS 313
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Feedlot management systems and issues. Feed systems, manure management, health maintenance, and cattle marketing. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 424  Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems: Integration and Synthesis

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
CSS 124 and (CSS 224 or concurrently)
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Description:
Biogeochemical and socio-economic aspects of food, fiber, and fuel production. Environmental impacts and social context. Experiential learning projects.
Interdepartmental With:
Crop and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Community Sustainability
Administered By:
Crop and Soil Sciences
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


ANS 425  Animal Biotechnology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(BS 161 or BS 181H or LB 145) and (CEM 143 or CEM 251)
Description:
Application of molecular biology concepts to the improvement of domestic animals. Transgenic animal production, molecular genetics and marker assisted selection, animal cloning, Epigenetics, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART).
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 427  Environmental Toxicology and Society

Semester:
Spring of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ISB 200 or ISB 202 or ISB 204 or BMB 200 or BS 161 or BS 181H or LB 145 or BS 162 or BS 182H or LB 144
Description:
Impact of environmental chemicals on health and modern society. Cellular and organ functions and their interface with the environment. Limitations of scientific investigation and environmental regulations.
Interdepartmental With:
Sociology
Administered By:
Animal Science
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 433  Food Processing: Muscle Foods

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
(FSC 211) and (FSC 325 or BE 350)
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Manufacturing practices and principles of fresh, frozen, and cured meats and fish. Processed products from muscle foods. Product formulation and quality control.
Semester Alias:
FSC 333
Interdepartmental With:
Food Science
Administered By:
Food Science
Effective Dates:
FALL 2018 - Open


ANS 434  Dairy Management II

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 334
Description:
Integration, analysis, and problem solving related to dairy production. Field trips required.
Semester Alias:
ANS 430, ANS 432
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2021 - Open


ANS 435  Mammary Physiology (W)

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
((BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and completion of Tier I writing requirement) and (ANS 313 and ANS 315)
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen and not open to sophomores.
Description:
Anatomy of the mammary gland and physiology of lactation in domestic and laboratory mammals. Mammary gland health and factors affecting lactation. Dairy herd milking management. Field trips required.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 442  Advanced Horse Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 242
Recommended Background:
ANS 313
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Management of stables and breeding farms. Pedigree and conformational selection, reproduction. Promotion, marketing, economics. Nutrition and feeding, facilities, and herd health.
Semester Alias:
ANS 498
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 445  Equine Exercise Physiology

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 313 and ANS 315
Description:
Research in equine exercise science. Physical, physiologic, metabolic and mental adaptation to athletic training. Nutrition and bioenergetics of muscle metabolism.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 455  Avian Physiology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ANS 315
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors or graduate students.
Description:
Systemic and comparative physiology of birds: respiration, reproduction, endocrinology, digestion, urination, and the senses.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 461  Seminar in Plant, Animal and Microbial Biotechnology

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Prerequisite:
(ANS 425 or concurrently) or (BE 360 or concurrently) or (CSS 451 or concurrently) or (MMG 445 or concurrently)
Description:
Current applications of plant, animal and microbial biotechnology in agriculture and related industries. Technologies under development and factors associated with moving from laboratory to product development. Field trips required.
Interdepartmental With:
Horticulture, Biosystems Engineering, Crop and Soil Sciences
Administered By:
Horticulture
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2016 - Open


ANS 464  Statistics for Biologists

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
MTH 103 or MTH 110 or MTH 116 or MTH 132
Recommended Background:
STT 421
Description:
Biological random variables. Estimation of population parameters. Testing hypotheses. Linear correlation and regression. Analyses of counted and measured data to compare several biological groups including contingency tables and analysis of variance.
Interdepartmental With:
Statistics and Probability, Crop and Soil Sciences
Administered By:
Statistics and Probability
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 472  Advanced Swine Management

Semester:
Spring of even years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 272
Recommended Background:
ANS 313
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Management techniques for operating a swine herd. Management of reproduction and nutrition, records, and general herd health. Integration of husbandry and business principles for decision making.
Semester Alias:
ANS 498
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 480  Animal Systems in International Development

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen. Approval of department; application required.
Description:
Animal systems in various global regions. Output, land and resource conservation, and socio-economic factors.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 482  Advanced Companion Animal Management

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Prerequisite:
ANS 282 and ANS 210
Recommended Background:
ANS 305 or IBIO 313
Description:
Companion animal behavior, welfare, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and health. Careers in the companion animal industry. Experiential learning projects. Field trip required.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2020 - Open


ANS 483  Ruminant Nutrition

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
ANS 313
Recommended Background:
(ANS 315 or concurrently) and ((BMB 200 or concurrently) or (BMB 401 or concurrently))
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores.
Description:
Nutrition, physiology and metabolism in ruminants. Prehension, digestion, metabolism, absorption, and distribution of nutrients for productive functions. Feeding management strategies and diet formulation. Field trip may be required.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 490  Independent Study

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 4
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Recommended Background:
ANS 210 and (ANS 313 and ANS 314 and ANS 315)
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen. Approval of department; application required.
Description:
Independent study in genetics, nutrition, physiology, toxicology, meat science, or management of poultry, livestock, or horses.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 492  Undergraduate Research in Animal Science

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lab Hours: 6
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Prerequisite:
(BS 161 or LB 145 or BS 181H) and (CEM 143 or CEM 251) and (ANS 313 or ANS 314 or ANS 315)
Restrictions:
Not open to freshmen or sophomores. Approval of department; application required.
Description:
Faculty supervised research in selected areas of animal science.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2018 - Open


ANS 493  Professional Internship in Animal Science

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to juniors or seniors in the Animal Science Major. Approval of department; application required. A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for any or all of these courses: ABM 493, ANR 493, ANS 493, CMP 493, CSS 493, CSUS 493, EEP 493, FIM 493, FOR 493, FSC 493, FW 493, HRT 493, PDC 493, PKG 493, PLP 493 or TSM 493.
Description:
Supervised professional experience in the animal industry.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2014 - Open


ANS 511  Animal Science for Veterinarians

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Restrictions:
Open only to graduate-professional students in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Description:
Husbandry of domestic, laboratory, and zoo animals. Managerial systems in animal agriculture. Production and management goals.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1995 - Open


ANS 801  Methods of Teaching Animal Science

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lab Hours: 2
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Recommended Background:
One year of graduate coursework and an interest in teaching, outreach, or extension at the college level.
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the Department of Animal Science.
Description:
Techniques and approaches for developing and teaching animal science courses and assessing student learning.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 804  Introduction to Quantitative Genetics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
(ANS 314) and ((STT 200 or STT 201) or or equivalent)
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 404
Description:
Theories and applications of quantitative genetics. Mutations, recombination, selection, and their roles in shaping genetic variation and covariance in idealized and finite populations.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 805  Animal Welfare Assessment

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
(ANS 305 or IBIO 313) or background in animal science or zoology including exposure to topics such as animal behavior, physiology, management, and husbandry.
Description:
Multidisciplinary online computer-based instruction in animal welfare science and related issues including physiology, behavior, human-animal interactions, suffering and pain, ethics, health, assessment and standards, and economics.
Interdepartmental With:
Integrative Biology
Administered By:
Animal Science
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 810  Stem Cells in Reproduction and Development

Semester:
Fall of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
ANS 307 and ANS 425
Not open to students with credit in:
ANS 410
Description:
Properties and classification of stem cells; methodology to isolate, culture, and differentiate stem cells; mechanisms underlying stemness and differentiation of stem cells; application of stem cells in agricultural studies, veterinary medicine, and biomedical research. Advanced problem solving in agricultural and biomedical research using stem cell technologies. Advanced problem solving in agricultural and biomedical research using stem cell technologies.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2021 - Open


ANS 814  Advanced Statistics for Biologists

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 4   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
STT 464
Description:
Concepts of reducing experimental error for biological and agricultural research. Covariance, randomized block designs, latin squares, split plots, repeated-measures designs, regression applications, and response surface designs. Analyses using statistical software.
Interdepartmental With:
Statistics and Probability, Crop and Soil Sciences
Administered By:
Statistics and Probability
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2006 - Open


ANS 815  Advanced Topics in Reproduction and Development

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Recommended Background:
Animal Science, Biology and Biomedical Sciences
Description:
Core concepts in animal reproduction and development. Recent advances relevant to animal and human fertility, development, and diseases.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2016 - Open


ANS 816  Integrative Toxicology: Mechanisms, Pathology and Regulation

Semester:
Fall of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Biochemical, molecular, and physiological mechanisms of toxicology. Functional and pathological responses of major organ systems to chemical insult. Mechanisms of mutagenesis, carcinogenesis, and reproductive toxicology. Concepts in risk and safety assessment.
Interdepartmental With:
Pharmacology and Toxicology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation
Administered By:
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Effective Dates:
FALL 2019 - Open


ANS 823  Grant Writing for Biomedical Research

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 2   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
Minimum 2 years completed in a graduate (doctoral) program.
Restrictions:
Approval of department.
Description:
Best practices for development, preparation and submission of competitive grant proposals for biomedical research.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2017 - Open


ANS 824  Methods in Quantitative Genomics

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 314
Description:
Storage, processing and analysis of genotypic and phenotypic data using R. Basic R programming and R tools for genomic analyses. Genome-wide association studies and genomic prediction.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2020 - Open


ANS 828  Scientific Communication for Reproductive and Developmental Biology

Semester:
Fall of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Recommended Background:
Students specializing in reproductive biology.
Restrictions:
Approval of department.
Description:
Best practices for preparing and delivering effective scientific seminars in reproductive and developmental biology.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2015 - Open


ANS 849  Applied Bayesian Inference using Monte Carlo Methods for Quantitative Biologists

Semester:
Fall of even years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
(STT 814 and IBIO 851) or equivalent courses.
Restrictions:
Not open to undergraduate students.
Description:
Applications of Bayesian inference using software in quantitative biology and genetics. Hierarchical and non-hierarchical models. Model checking, model selection and model comparison. Markov chain Monte Carlo methods.
Interdepartmental With:
Fisheries and Wildlife, Statistics and Probability
Administered By:
Fisheries and Wildlife
Effective Dates:
FALL 2016 - Open


ANS 870  Mixed Models for Animal Breeding and Genetics

Semester:
Fall of even years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Prerequisite:
STT 814 or approval of department
Description:
Best linear unbiased prediction of genetic merit in out-breeding populations using likelihood-based and hierarchical methods.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2020 - Open


ANS 885  Animal Science Seminar

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 1   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 1
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 2 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Recommended Background:
At least one year of graduate coursework and research experience.
Restrictions:
Open to graduate students in the Department of Animal Science.
Description:
Critical review of relevant literature and organization of communication of scientific data in animal science.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2017 - Open


ANS 890  Advanced Independent Study

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 4
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 8 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Approval of department; application required.
Description:
Investigation of topics of special interest.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1992 - Open


ANS 898  Master's Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 6
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 10 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to master's students in the Department of Animal Science. Approval of department; application required.
Description:
Scholarly project for non-thesis (Plan B) master's degree.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


ANS 899  Master's Thesis Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 6
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 99 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open only to master's students in the Department of Animal Science. Approval of department.
Description:
Master's thesis research.
Effective Dates:
FALL 2001 - Open


ANS 901  Selected Topics in Animal Breeding and Genetics

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 2
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 6 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Description:
Selected topics of current interest and importance in animal breeding and genetics.
Effective Dates:
FALL 1998 - Open


ANS 924  Advanced Methods in Quantitative Genomics

Semester:
Spring of every year
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 2   Lab Hours: 2
Recommended Background:
ANS 824
Description:
Artificial Intelligence applied to genomics, sequence and RNAseq analyses, gene enrichment and functional genomics, population genetics and phylogenetics with applications in livestock.
Effective Dates:
SPRING 2020 - Open


ANS 936  Protein Nutrition and Metabolism

Semester:
Spring of odd years
Credits:
Total Credits: 3   Lecture/Recitation/Discussion Hours: 3
Description:
Nutritional and endocrine regulation of protein synthesis and degradation, protein quality assessment, protein status, and protein-energy malnutrition. Protein metabolism during exercise. Metabolism, digestion, and absorption of amino acids and proteins.
Interdepartmental With:
Human Nutrition and Foods
Administered By:
Animal Science
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2005 - Open


ANS 999  Doctoral Dissertation Research

Semester:
Fall of every year, Spring of every year, Summer of every year
Credits:
Variable from 1 to 24
Reenrollment Information:
A student may earn a maximum of 36 credits in all enrollments for this course.
Restrictions:
Open to doctoral students in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources or in the Department of Animal Science. Approval of department.
Description:
Doctoral dissertation research.
Effective Dates:
SUMMER 2014 - Open