Animal Science Course Descriptions
5000. Professional Internship (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Supervised study providing advanced training for Master’s
of Agriculture and Master’s of Science (non-thesis) students.
Emphasis is on creative and technical abilities.
5001. Problems in Animal Science (V1-6). Prerequisite: Consent
of instructor. Selected problems based on the student’s needs
and interests not included in other courses. May be repeated
for credit with approval of department.
5100. Seminar (1:1:0). Analysis of significant research. Oral presentations
and discussions; enrollment required each semester of
student’s residence. F, S.
5201. Ethical Behavior and Integrity in Scientific Research (2:2:0).
Combination of lecture presentations and student analysis of
behavior in science to explore aspects of scientific integrity and
conduct. S, even years.
5302. Advanced Beef Production (3:3:0). Advanced study of beef production
and management. Emphasis on the application of current
research to improve the efficiency of beef production. SS, even years.
5303. Advanced Beef Cattle Feedyard Management (3:3:0). Emphasis
on the application of recent research to improve the management
of cattle feedyard operations. Special emphasis will be placed on
risk and resource management within the feedyard. F.
5304. Growth and Development (3:3:0). A study of differentiation,
development, growth, and fattening of domestic animals and
hereditary and environmental influences and interactions. SS.
5306. Advanced Animal Breeding (3:3:0). Prerequisite: ANSC 3402 or
equivalent. Advanced topics in selecting and mating farm animals
with the objective of making genetic improvement. Emphasis on
breeding value estimation and crossbreeding. S, odd years.
5307. Research Methods in Agricultural Sciences (3:2:3). Prerequisite:
ANSC 5403 or equivalent. Computer programming,
data inputs, and interpretation. Covers examples that relate
to experimental designs in agricultural research.
5308. Minerals and Vitamins in Animal Nutrition (3:3:0). An in-depth
study of vitamin and mineral chemistry, metabolism, interrelationships,
and requirements for production. S.
5309. Advanced Topics in Reproduction (3:3:0). A review of current
literature and demonstrated techniques of the current procedures
being used in assisted reproduction. S, odd years.5311. Ruminant Nutrition (3:3:0). A study of the digestive physiology of ruminants. Emphasis on rumen fermentation and its
relationship to practical nutrition. Individual topics and current
research information. F, even years.
5312. Advanced Sheep and Goat Production (3:3:0). Advanced
study of sheep and goat production and management. Application
of research in genetics, reproduction, nutrition, health,
management, wool, mohair, and marketing. S.
5313. Nutritional Biochemistry in Animals (3:3:0). Nutrient metabolism
and regulation in animals. Course integrates metabolic
pathways with nutrition and physiology.
5314. Animal Protein and Energy Utilization (3:3:0). An in-depth
study of nitrogen, amino acid metabolism, and energy utilization
in animals. Evaluation of sources and requirements for
production. F, odd years.
5315. Animal Endocrinology (3:2:3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Course will address current research on hypothalamic-pituitary
regulation of physiological systems including reproduction,
growth, immune function, digestion, and behavior. S.
5316. Muscle Chemistry, Ultrastructure, and Physiology (3:3:0). A
study of muscle structure, composition, growth mechanisms of
contraction, and rigor as related to livestock. S.
5317. Agricultural Systems Modeling (3:3:0). An introductory
modeling course for biological and agricultural systems. No
special mathematical or programming skills needed. F.
5318. Topics in Animal Stress, Welfare, and Behavior (3:3:0).
Students will write and discuss each topic online. Topics include
animal rights philosophy and applications, stress mechanisms,
measuring behavior and welfare, and other current topics. F, S.
5400. Advanced Meat Science and Muscle Biology (4:3:3).
Advanced study of meat components, their development,
and effect on meat characteristics and processing properties.
Emphasis on industry issues and the current scientific literature.
Not for students who have taken ANSC 4400. SS.
5401. Experimental Techniques in Meat Chemistry and Muscle Biology
(4:3:3). Histological, chemical, and biological properties of
meat. Experimental techniques in meat science and muscle biology
will be studied in lecture and individual lab study.
5403. Biometry (4:3:2). Introduction to biological statistics. Observations,
probability, “t” test, analysis of variance, mean separation
procedures, linear regression and correlation, and chi-square.
Introduction to computerization of statistical analyses. F.
5404. Physiology of Reproduction (4:3:3). Anatomy of reproductive
systems, physiological regulations of reproductive processes,
estrous cycle, gonadal functions, semen evaluation, fertilization,
embryology, pregnancy, parturition, lactation, reproductive
efficiency, and research techniques. SSII, odd years.
5405. Advanced Processed and Cured Meat Science (4:3:3).
Advanced application of scientific principles and practices
to manufactured meat products. Interrelationships among
muscle ingredients, processing technologies, storage conditions,
and stability of cured muscle foods. F.
6000. Master’s Thesis (V1-12).
6001. Supervised Teaching (V1-3). Supervised teaching experience
at the university level.
7000. Research (V1-12).
8000. Doctor’s Dissertation (V1-12).