Aug 12, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AGR1267 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE COURSE PROCEDURE


AGR1267 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the freshman and sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

AGR1267 - Principles of Animal Science (3 hrs.)

This class is designed to coordinate with the AGR1268 Animal Science & Industry course and be the lecture portion of that course.  This course looks at what animal science was and what it is today.  The course investigates how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the well-being of humans from a worldwide perspective. The course explores uses that humans have found for our domesticated animals in addition to food and clothing uses. It explores traditional livestock but also companion animals, aqua culture, rabbits, and careers associated with animal science. It also explores food safety, consumers’ concerns, and animal welfare rights.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

Co-Enrollment AGR1268 Animal Science & Industry - lab course

Controlling Purpose:

The purpose of this this course is to consider how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the wellbeing of humans from a worldwide perspective. This course explores uses that humans have found for our domesticated animals in addition to food and clothing uses. It explores traditional livestock but also companion animals, aqua culture, rabbits, and careers associated with animal science. It also explores food safety, consumers’ concerns, and animal welfare rights.

Learner Outcomes:

Upon completion of the course, the student will

  1. Summarize on how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the well-being of humans from a worldwide perspective.
  2. Analyze complex issues relevant to the animal sciences by understanding and appreciating the economic, environmental, animal welfare, and societal impacts of animal production and management systems at the global and local level.
  3. Develop and evaluate animal production and management systems by integrating knowledge of animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and other relevant disciplines and applying scientific and quantitative reasoning to solve real-world challenges.

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Introduction on How Animals Contribute to Human Lives

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully summarize how animals fit into all of society and how animals contribute to the well-being of humans from a worldwide perspective.

  • Describe animal science importance and scope.
  • Evaluate the value of animals to mankind.
  • Describe the worldwide systems of agricultural production.

UNIT 2: Introduction to Animal Management

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully analyze complex issues relevant to the animal sciences by understanding and appreciating the economic, environmental, animal welfare, and societal impacts of animal production and management systems at the global and local level.

  • Describe vertical integration of beef, pork, and poultry.
  • Assess the beef cattle industry.
  • Determine careers and career preparation in the animal sciences.
  • Hypothesize what might be in the future of animal science.

UNIT 3: Introduction to the Science of Animal Agriculture

Outcomes: Upon completion of this unit, the students will be able to successfully develop and evaluate animal production and management systems by integrating knowledge of animal genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and other relevant disciplines and applying scientific and quantitative reasoning to solve real-world challenges.

  • Describe the role of nutrition in animal production.
  • Describe the role of genetics in animal production.
  • Explain knowledge of reproduction of farm animals.
  • Describe animal behavior aspects that are important within production agriculture.

Projects Required:

Varies, refer to syllabus

Textbook:

Contact Bookstore for current textbook.

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy.

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college.  A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time.  The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program: 

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability.  If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.