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Animal Sciences (ANSC)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

ANSC 200 Humans, Animals, and Agriculture (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Introduction to animal agriculture, animal science, and the use of animals by humans. Ethics and importance of human use of animals in agriculture are emphasized. DB

ANSC 201 Principles and Practices of Animal Science (3) Breeds, their origin, distribution/evaluation; management practices for food, fiber, work, pleasure. Beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, horses, aquatic species emphasized. DB

ANSC 240 Contemporary Issues in Food Systems (V) Course covers all food safety issues from farm to processing to handling prior to consumption. Course is taught by faculty with academic expertise (e.g. practical field experience), researchers involved in food safety, individuals providing education and training in food safety, and regulators and producers involved in daily implementations of food safety guidelines. Spring only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 240)

ANSC 244 Comparative Nutrition (3) Digestive systems and nutrient functions, interrelationships and metabolism are compared among animal species, including humans. An intermediate, general nutrition course for Food Science and Human Nutrition and Animal Science majors. Pre: CHEM 161 or consent. Fall only. (Cross-listed as FSHN 244) DB

ANSC 301 Anatomy of Agricultural Animals (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Micro and gross anatomical arrangements of tissues and organ systems of domestic animals. Pre: 200. DB

ANSC 321 Applied Animal Nutrition (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Application of the principles of nutrition to feeding of farm animals; composition and nutritional value of feed stuffs; nutritional requirements of beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, and swine. Pre: 244 or FSHN 244. DB

ANSC 350 Humans, Food, and Animals: Ethics, Issues, and Controversies (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Ethical issues and other controversies related to human and animal needs; their impact on resource sustainability and quality of life are explored from scientific perspectives. Pre: 201 or FSHN 181 or FSHN 185. (Cross-listed as FSHN 350) DB

ANSC 353 Horses and Horsemanship (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Origin of species, breeds, nutrition, care, management. Lab on management practices with work on light horses. DB

ANSC 360 Topics in Aquaculture Science (3) Survey of specific areas in aquaculture including biological, physical, economic aspects of intensive/extensive crustacean, fish, mollusc, aquatic plant culture; terrestrial system integration. Pre: 200 and 201, or BIOL 171; or consent. DB

ANSC 431 Beef Production (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of economic beef production, including beef breeds, selection, breeding, management systems, feeding, and marketing under tropical conditions. Pre: 201 and 244. DB

ANSC 432 Swine Production (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles of efficient pork production, including comparative breed evaluation, breeding, feeding, management, marketing, and business aspects. Problems and practices associated with tropical environment emphasized. Pre: 201 and 244. DB

ANSC 433 Tropical Dairying (3) (2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Principles involved in economical milk production in the tropics, including management, recordkeeping, breeds, breeding, selection, culling, feeding, housing, milking, quality control, and raising young animals. Pre: 201 and 244. DB

ANSC 445 Genetics and Animal Breeding (3) Review and application of genetic principles to livestock, poultry, companion, aquatic, and laboratory research animals. Current practices and future developments. Pre: BIOL 171, ZOOL 101, or equivalent; or consent. Recommended: biochemistry and genetics or equivalent. DB

ANSC 446 Genes and Animal Biology (3) An understanding of animal biology at the level of genes and their regulations; emphasis on gene structure, recombinant DNA, transgenic animals and functional genomics being used for agricultural, nutritional and biomedical sciences. Repeatable one time. Open to nonmajors. A-F only. Pre: 301, BIOL 171 or ZOOL 101, PEPS 371 or equivalent; or consent.

ANSC 450 Aquaculture Production (3) Theory and practice of aquaculture: reproduction, yield trials, management, economics and business case studies of fish, crustaceans, and molluscs. Field classes held at commercial farm and hatchery. Repeatable. Pre: 200 (or concurrent) and 201 (or concurrent), or BIOL 172 (or concurrent). (Cross-listed as OCN 450) DB

ANSC 451 Physiology of Domestic Animals (3) Functions and relationships of organs and organ systems of domestic animals excluding reproduction and lactation. Problem-based learning and case studies are emphasized. Pre: 301 or consent. DB

ANSC 453 Animal Diseases and Their Control (3) Disease problems of livestock, poultry, and companion animals; their economic significance, causes, public health implications, and control. Pre: 200 or consent. DB

ANSC 454 Meat Science and Muscle Biology (3) Development, growth, function, carcass evaluation of muscle tissue. Pre: 301. DB

ANSC 454L Meat Science and Muscle Biology Lab (1) (1 3-hr Lab) Livestock and poultry slaughter, carcass evaluation, meat chemistry, muscle physiology and biochemistry, meat microbiology, and meat processing. Pre: 454 (or concurrent). DY

ANSC 460 Biology and Culture of Shrimp and Prawns (2) Aspects of the biology and culture of the freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii and marine shrimp Penaeus (sp) species. Scientific research results and case studies presented and analyzed. Pre: BIOL 171, ZOOL 101, or equivalent; or consent. DB

ANSC 462 Reproduction and Artificial Insemination (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Introductory exploration of anatomy, development, and physiology of reproduction of domestic animals and artificial insemination. Pre: 200 or consent. DB

ANSC 465L Aquaculture Production Laboratory (3) Field trips and laboratory study of the life cycles of marine shrimp, freshwater prawns, molluscs and fish. Creating and maintaing spawning and culture systems for aquaculture animals and their food organisms. (Lab hours TBA) Repeatable one time. Pre: 450/OCN 450 or 460 (or concurrent registration in 450/OCN 450) or consent. Must have strong interest in hands-on rearing aquaculture animals and flexible time for live animal care. Co-requisite: ANSC/OCN 450 or 460.

ANSC 472 Endocrinology of Domestic Animals (3) Physiology of secretion and actions of hormones of pituitary, thyroid, adrenal, pancreas, parathyroid, thymus, other endocrine organs excluding reproduction. Pre: 200 or consent. DB

ANSC 490 Aquaculture Business Planning and Entrepreneurship (2) Practical aspects of planning and developing an aquaculture business from conceptualization to a final business plan. Topics include species/technology, project planning, business structuring, permitting, contracts, production plans, financial planning and analysis, market/competition analysis, capital acquisition, intellectual property and legal issues. Repeatable one time. Pre: 450/OCN 450 or 460 (or concurrent registration in 450/OCN 450) or consent. Must have strong interest in hands-on rearing aquaculture animals and flexible time for live animal care. Co-requisite: 450/OCN 450 or 460.

ANSC 491 Topics in Animal Sciences (V) Study and discussion of significant topics, problems. Offered by visiting faculty and/or for extension programs. Repeatable.

ANSC 492 Internship (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. A-F only. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 492)

ANSC 499 Directed Study or Research (V) Limited to exceptional undergraduate students, generally with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 or a minimum GPA of 3.0 in major. Exceptions may be granted for students with high achievement in last three semesters.

ANSC 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1)

ANSC 603 Experimental Design (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Design of experiments and variance analyses in biological and agricultural research. Pre: NREM 310 or ZOOL 631. Recommended: ZOOL 632. (Cross-listed as TPSS 603)

ANSC 641 Seminar in Animal Sciences (1) Topics of current interest and current research related to nutrition, genetics, and physiology. Pre: consent.

ANSC 642 Advanced Animal Nutrition (3) An advanced course in the nutrition of mono-gastric, ruminant, avian, and aquatic species. Topics include digestive system structures, utilization of nutrients, energy metabolism, and experimental techniques used in the study of animal nutrition. Pre: introductory biochemistry or animal nutrition; or consent.

ANSC 643 Physiology of Reproduction (3) Comparative differentiation, development, growth, and function of the reproductive systems of mammals and birds; external factors that influence response; artificial insemination. Pre: 451 or consent.

ANSC 644 Growth Biology of Meat Animals (2) Growth and development of meat-producing animals; skeletal muscle, adipose tissue, and bone; protein turnover, lipid metabolism, and bioenergetics; regulation of animal growth.

ANSC 652 Information Research Skills (1) Examines the use of libraries and information technology for scholarly investigation in support of scientific research; provides experience utilizing and critically evaluating a variety of print and electronic sources in basic and applied sciences. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 652, NREM 652, and TPSS 652)

ANSC 687 Advanced Laboratory Techniques (3) (1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced laboratory techniques used in food science and human nutrition research. Pre: BIOC 441 and BIOC 441L, or BIOL 402, FSHN 477, MBBE 402 and 402L, PEPS 402, PEPS 402L. (Cross-listed as FSHN 687 and MBBE 687)

ANSC 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent.

ANSC 700 Thesis Research (V)