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Animal Sciences (ANSC)

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

ANSC 101 Success Skills Development in Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences (1) Combined lecture discussion intended to provide majors in ANSC and FSHN with opportunities to learn about skills, competencies, and university resources necessary to succeed in college. FSHN and ANSC majors only. A-F only. Pre consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 101)

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) Biology, behavior, and management of animals of economic and social importance. Topics include physiology, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, behavior, care, and management to achieve productivity, performance, and welfare. (lecture, discussion, and field trips) DB

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: 200 (or concurrent), CHEM 161/L or higher. (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 (or concurrent). 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: 201 (or concurrent), and 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: 200 or 201 or FSHN 181 or FSHN 185. (Cross-listed as FSHN 350)

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. Pre: 200, or 201 (or concurrent). 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: 321 and 445. 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: 321 and 445. 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: 321 and 445. 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/L or ZOOL 101/L, and MATH 140 or higher. 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. Open to nonmajors. A-F only. Pre: 301, BIOL 171 or ZOOL 101; 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. Pre: 321 and 445: or BIOL 172/L and CHEM 162/L or higher. (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 concurrent), and BIOL 171/L or ZOOL 101/L. DB

ANSC 454 Meat Science and Muscle Biology (3) Development, growth, function, carcass evaluation of muscle tissue. Pre: 301 (or concurrent). 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 455 Companion Animals and Society (3) Explore human and companion animal relationships in biological, social, cultural, economic, legal, health, and welfare contexts to prepare students for careers in the various animal-related fields in Hawai'i, the Pacific rim, and worldwide. ANSC majors only. A-F only. Pre: 200, 201, 301 (or concurrent), and 321 (or concurrent); or consent. (Fall only)

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: 450 or consent.

ANSC 462 Reproduction and Artificial Insemination (3) Introductory exploration of anatomy, development, and physiology of reproduction of domestic animals and artificial insemination. Repeatable one time. Pre: 301. DB

ANSC 462L Reproduction and Artificial Insemination Lab (1) Reproductive anatomy and physiology of domestic animals, estorus synchronization, breeding soundness, and artificial insemination laboratory, field trips. One week off-island field trip. Repeatable one time. ANSC majors or consent. Pre: 301 and 462.

ANSC 465L Aquaculture Production Laboratory (4) Intensive, hands-on course involving the culture of larvae and juveniles of marine shrimp, freshwater prawns, molluscs, fish, and their food. Must have strong interest in hands-on rearing and flexible time for continuous live animal care. Lab fee required.

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: 301. 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. Pre: 450 or OCN 450. Must have strong interest in hands-on rearing aquaculture animals and flexible time for live animal care.

ANSC 491 Topics in Animal Sciences (V) Study and discussion of significant topics, problems. Offered by visiting faculty and/or for extension programs. Repeatable up to 18 credits. Pre: junior or senior standing.

ANSC 492 Field Experience (4) Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. A-F only. Pre: senior standing in ANSC. (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. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: junior or senior standing.

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

ANSC 601 The Science of Food Systems (2) (1 50-min Lec, 1 2-hr Discussion) Discussion of food systems as they apply to animal science, food science, and human nutrition. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 601)

ANSC 603 Experimental Design (4) (3 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Design of experiments and variance analyses in biological and agricultural research. Pre: graduate standing or consent. 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. Repeatable three times. 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: graduate standing 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: graduate standing 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. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

ANSC 650 DNA and Genetic Analysis (2) Combined lecture-lab for students interested in genetic analysis of humans, animals, and other species. Molecular techniques, such as PCR, DNA marker identifications, transgenics, expression analysis and functional genomics, are included. Open to nonmajors. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 650 and MBBE 650)

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 657 Grant Writing for Graduate Students (1) Combined lecture/discussion on grants and grant writing. Designed to introduce graduate students to grants and grant proposal writing through lectures, class discussion, writing assignments, and peer review. Open to CTAHR graduate students only; others with consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 657 and TPSS 657)

ANSC 687 Advanced Laboratory Techniques (3) (1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced laboratory techniques used in food science and human nutrition research. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 687 and MBBE 687)

ANSC 699 Directed Research (V) Pre: consent. Repeatable unlimited times.

ANSC 700 Thesis Research (V) Repeatable unlimited times.