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Courses - Fall 2017
ANSC
Animal Science
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
ANSC101
Principles of Animal Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A comprehensive overview of the application of biology in the care and use of animals that live in close association with humans including food animals, companion animals, lab animals, zoo animals, etc. The role of science in modern food production using animals will be emphasized.
ANSC103
Principles of Animal Science Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC101.
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci & Pol-Environment & Agriculture; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine; Agricultural Science and Technology) ; or must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or permission of department required for students in other College of AGNR programs.
Laboratory focusing on the application of biology in the care and use o animals that live in close association with humans including food animals, companion animals, lab animals, zoo animals, etc. Labs will include live animals. Offered in fall semester only.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC211
Anatomy of Domestic Animals
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103. And BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171).
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Environmental Sci&Pol-Wildlife Resources & Cons; Animal Sciences: Animal Care & Management; Animal Sciences: Equine Studies; Animal Sciences: Laboratory Animal Care; Animal Sciences: Sciences/Preprofessional; Animal Sciences: Animal Biotechnology; Agricultural and Veterinary Medicine).
Covering the anatomy of major species of domestic animals. The lecture portion utilizes a systemic approach to provide a general knowledge of both gross and microscopic mammalian structure. Comparative differences between the major domestic species are covered in these lectures. A regional approach is taken to study the gross anatomy of major domestic species in the laboratory portion. Offered fall semester only.
Offered fall only. Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC227
Eating with Eyes Wide Open
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Students will investigate the tension that is created by trade-offs that, knowingly or not, are made by consumers relative to agricultural production methods and dietary choices. Course will inform students about their food supply so they can make informed decisions and practice intentional or informed eating.
ANSC242
Dairy Cattle Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103.
Formerly: ANSC240 and ANSC241.
All aspects of dairy production, including nutrition, reproduction, mastitis control, milking management, farmstead facilities, financial management and forage production.
ANSC252
Introduction to the Diseases of Wildlife
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171); or permission of AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
The principal diseases of North American wildlife will be briefly considered. For each disease, specific attention will be given to the following: signs evidenced by the affected animal or bird, causative agent, means of transmission and effects of the disease on the population of the species involved.
Offered fall only.
ANSC255
Introduction to Aquaculture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or must have completed an introductory biology course.
Introduces the art and science of rearing aquatic animals and the essential principles of aquaculture. Students receive hands-on training in the methods required for successful husbandry and management of aquatic animals in their water environment.
ANSC270
Animal Enterprise Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ANSC270 or AREC306.
General principles of enterprise organization, management, and operation as applicable to food, livestock, and companion animals. Enterprise planning and establishment, management of financial, human, and animal resources, and other related topics will be investigated.
ANSC275
Introduction to Veterinary Medical Science and Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS or DSSP
Prerequisite: BSCI105; or (BSCI170 and BSCI171).
The fundamentals of clinical veterinary medical practice and the research that supports it. Topics presented will include the histology, gross anatomy and physiology of the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, renal and neurological systems as they relate to the description of specific disease states taught in this course. Additionally, examples of diseases caused by pathologic disturbances to these systems will be discussed, as well as the basic principles of preventative health care, diagnostic testing and pharmacologic intervention. Significant attention will be given to research in veterinary science and the practice of evidence-based medicine. This course is intended for any student interested in veterinary medicine, animal physiology, or medical science.
ANSC314
Comparative Animal Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; and (CHEM231 or CHEM104).
The fundamental role and implications of dietary preference, gastrointestinal physiology and nutrients in animal nutrition. Biochemical roles of nutrients in metabolism, digestion, absorption and assimilation as it relates to various life processes.
Offered fall only.
ANSC330
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC232; or permission of instructor.
Recommended: ANSC212 and ANSC211.
Credit only granted for: ANSC230 or ANSC330.
Formerly: ANSC230.
Scientific principles of horse behavior, anatomy, physiology, locomotion, nutrition, reproduction, growth, health and disease as applied to horses are emphasized.
Offered fall only. Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC359
(Perm Req)
Internship Experience in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262. Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; and permission of instructor.
ANSC379
(Perm Req)
Animal Science Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Seminar
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
ANSC388
ANSC389
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC399
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC417
Regulatory Issues in Animal Care and Management
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC220, ANSC232, ANSC242, ANSC250, ANSC255, ANSC260, or ANSC262.
A study of regulatory issues affecting animal care and management in the livestock industry. Guest speakers and classroom dicussions will focus on key topics including animal welfare, feed and drug regulations, animal identification, CAFO management, processing and marketing of animal products.
ANSC437
Animal Biotechnology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC327; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Key concepts and current issues in animal biotechnology are covered. Current techniques and applications systems as well as social, ethical, and regulatory issues associated with biotechnology will be discussed.
ANSC446
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: ANSC212 or BSCI440.
Anatomy and physiology of reproductive processes in domesticated and wild mammals.
ANSC447
(Perm Req)
Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in ANSC446.
Gross and micro-anatomy, artificial insemination, estrous cycle synchronization and invitro-fertilization procedures and analytical techniques useful in animal management and reproduction.
Students must pay a $50.00 laboratory materials fee.
ANSC450
Animal Breeding Plans
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BIOM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Design of animal breeding programs for the genetic improvement of livestock and companion animal species. Principles of population and quantitative genetics. Genetic evaluations of animals, selection strategies and crossbreeding systems. Incorporation of advanced statistics and biotechnology into animal breeding plans.
ANSC455
Applied Animal Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: ANSC101 and ANSC103; or BSCI106; or (BSCI160 and BSCI161).
Principles of animal behavior applied to production systems in animal agriculture.
Offered fall only.
ANSC489
Current Topics in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC489A
Current Topics in Animal Science; Animal Health Policy and Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: ANSC225 and ANSC340. Restriction: Must be in a major within the AGNR-Animal & Avian Sciences department; or permission of AGNR-VA-MD Regional Col Veterinary Med.

An introduction to animal health poicy with emphasis on understanding how science and politics interact and influence animal health policy and how veterinarians and animal scienctists can effectively communicate science to non-scientists such as legislators and policymakers.
ANSC660
Poultry Literature
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Readings on individual topics are assigned. Written reports required. Methods of analysis and presentation of scientific material are discussed.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC698C
Seminar; Recent Advances in Animal and Avian Sciences
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC698D
Seminar; Developing Presentation Skills
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
ANSC699
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Animal Science
Credits: 1 - 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
ANSC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.