AGRI 109 Principles of Animal Science*

The focus of this course is the scope and potential of the livestock industry and its relationship to society and food systems. Introductory scientific principles of animal science, livestock production systems, and current issues will be taught.

Credits

3 Credits

Corequisite

AGRI 109L

AGRI 109Principles of Animal Science*

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

I. General Information

Department

Agriculture

II. Course Specification

Course Type

Program Requirement

Credit Hours Narrative

3 Credits

Semester Contact Hours Lecture

45

Corequisite Narrative

AGRI 109L

Grading Method

Letter grade

Repeatable

N

III. Catalog Course Description

The focus of this course is the scope and potential of the livestock industry and its relationship to society and food systems. Introductory scientific principles of animal science, livestock production systems, and current issues will be taught.

IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

To develop a basic understanding of livestock production systems, their components and interactions To begin developing critical thinking skills and using/evaluating different resource materials to comprehend the science behind livestock production To use and understand the scientific method in exploration of livestock production and associated issues To evaluate the perceptions and realities behind livestock production issues currently in the popular press To explore and articulate experiences and perceptions with respect to livestock production To evaluate and compare different livestock production systems/methods To determine how the livestock industry will continue to provide products for the world’s growing population To gain a basic awareness, appreciation, and appropriate understanding of animal science and its relationship to the broad economy, traditions, and cultural experiences of the region, the US, and the world To recognize animal science as an increasingly diverse and technology-intensive field providing careers viewed as exciting, important, and dynamic To possess the understanding and leadership skills to meet and exceed challenges of ensuring a sustainable food system for the future To understand the role of research, production, processing, distribution, nutrition, politics, social issues, cultural issues, ecology, environment, education, economics, botany, chemistry, agronomy, and medicine in animal sciences

V. Topical Outline (Course Content)

Week Lecture/Discussion Topics (online) 1 Animal Domestication Nomenclature Species External Anatomy of Farm Animals 2 Animal Protein Meats Hormones and Meat Production Milk and Eggs 3 Lactation Dairy Cattle Industry Beef Cattle Industry 4 Swine Production Industry Aquaculture Industry Poultry Industry 5 Introduction to Animal Anatomy and Physiology 6 Skeletal System Digestive System Digestion and Absorption Reproductive System 7 Animal Nutrition Nutrient Needs Proteins, Carbohydrates and Fats Vitamins and Minerals Feed Composition Mid-term exam 8 Animal Health Parasites Immunity 9 Sheep Wool Goats 10 Animal Cells Cell Functions and Types Mitosis and Meiosis 11 Fertilization Conception, Gestation & Parturition 12 Inheritance and Selection Interaction of Dominant and Recessive Genes Understanding Genotype and Phenotype 13 Animal Behavior Companion Animals 14 Issues in Animal Science 15 Presentations/

VI. Delivery Methodologies