About ASCI 001 B

An overview of the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and management of livestock and recreation species; introduction to animal behavior, animal disease, and biotechnology. Prerequisite: Animal Science major or Instructor permission.


Open to Degree & Continuing Education students; Must sign up for a lab section A01 - A03; One mandatory Wed night session from 7:00-8:30, date March 8th (but may change). Course fee: $47.00

Section Description

The course will provide an overview of the animal sciences. Through reading assignments and interactive lectures, students will be introduced to various topics including genetics, nutrition, reproduction, behavior, disease, and biotechnology. Students will also have the opportunity to become more familiar with faculty in the Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Career options in various animal science fields will be explored, including livestock and recreation species, companion animals, research animals, and wildlife. Study strategies and time management will be covered, as a major goal of this course is to prepare students for the academic rigor that is typical of animal science courses. Prerequisite: Animal Science major or Instructor permission. By the end of the semester, students should be able to: • List and define the various vocabulary terms used in the animal sciences • Identify at least 4 disciplines that make up the animal sciences and identify a similar number of university/department faculty associated with these disciplines • Summarize the general aspects of animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction, behavior, and health • Provide at least 3 examples describing how animals and animal agriculture contribute to our society

Section Expectation

Classes will mainly consist of interactive lectures. We will regularly review reading materials and exams. Students will be expected to complete reading assignments before each class meeting. iClicker technology will be used in the class often. Quizzes and assignments associated with readings will be on Blackboard. Exams will be in class. This is a 3-credit class; students should expect to spend at least 6 hours per week outside of class to complete the work for this course.


The grade for the course will be based on the following: Reading Assignments, Class Participation, Quizzes (online), Exams (in class), Final Exam, and Lab

Course Dates



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to on Wednesday



Innovation Hall E432 (View Campus Map)


to on Tuesday and Thursday

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