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Department of Agriculture
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Animal Science (ASCI) Course Descriptions

1341 Principles of Animal Science. An introduction to fundamental principles of animal science, including the economic impact of animal agriculture upon the United States and the world, animal genetics, anatomy and physiology, growth, reproduction, artificial insemination, lactation, egg laying, nutrition, animal disease, animal research; laboratory includes visits to animal industries in the area,
livestock selection.

1351 Introduction to Applications of Microcomputers in the Sciences. Introduces a basic understanding of the operation and use of technology for agricultural/science problems with emphasis on hardware, data input and manipulation, document planning and preparation, computer graphics, and communications. 

2341 Live Animal-Carcass Evaluation. A study of evaluation methods relating live animal traits to carcass traits of meat animals.

2242 Livestock Practicum. Provides students an opportunity to learn skills required in handling and raising livestock. Students with little or no livestock background would gain general livestock knowledge that will be useful in future animal science classes.

3241 Livestock, Meat and Wool Evaluation. A study of the factors involved in the visual evaluation for wool, livestock, and meat. (May be repeated once for credit.)

3332 Principles of Animal Nutrition. Basic principles of animal nutrition, including digestion, absorption, and metabolism of food nutrients; characteristics and functions of the essential nutrients; the measurement of body needs and feed values.

3342 Applied Animal Nutrition. Defining feedstuffs; nutritional requirements of animals; nutritional characteristics of feeds; ration formulation. Prerequisite: Animal Science 3332.

3449 Animal Anatomy and Physiology. A study of the structure and function of the cells, tissues, organs, and systems of the body of farm animals.

3443 Genetics of Livestock Improvement. Genetic principles and their application to the improvement of livestock through selection and mating. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

4181 Seminar in Animal Science. A course designed to acquaint the student with basic literature of the discipline and to encourage an exchange among animal science majors and faculty members on selected topics. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4191, 4391 Research. Individual research problems. (May be repeated to a total of six semester hours credit.) Prerequisite: Junior standing.

4242 Advanced Livestock, Meat, and Wool Selection. A study of the factors involved in the visual evaluation of sheep, goats, beef cattle, swine, and their meat and fiber. (May be repeated once for credit.) Prerequisite: Animal Science 3241 or 3240.

4248 Reproductive Techniques. Techniques for increasing reproductive efficiency in farm animals; semen collection and evaluation, pregnancy diagnosis, and artificial insemination. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.

4342 Sheep and Goat Science. Methods of breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of commercial and purebred sheep and goats; production and marketing of animal fibers. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4343 Beef Cattle Science. Methods of breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of commercial and purebred cattle. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

4344 Animal Reproduction. Anatomy and physiology of the reproductive systems of farm animals; methods for increasing reproductive efficiency in farm animals.

4345 Animal Behavior and Welfare. Basic Principles of animal behavior, physiology of behavior, stress, welfare and training of animals. Applications of behavior of livestock to their management and welfare.