ANSC 1101 Freshman Seminar (1-0). Seminar course designed to introduce students to faculty, facilities, and programs in ANRS and introduce students to study skills essential to a successful career. Offered fall and spring.
ANSC 1419 (AGRI 1419) Introductory Animal Science (3-2). An introduction to the contributory role of animals to human well-being, with emphasis on fundamental concepts of animal physiology, nutrition, reproduction, growth, lactation, genetics, behavior, and management. The historical and economic structure of global and domestic livestock industries is also presented. Offered fall and spring.
ANSC 2301 Introduction to Agriculture (3-0). Course is designed to provide an overview of the agricultural sciences related to the scientific principles and practices of food and fiber production. Also will include examples of current agricultural technologies and applications.
ANSC 2303 Horsemanship I (1-4). Students will learn the inherited behaviors, learned behaviors and psychological aspects of behavior modifications used in training horses. Emphasis will be placed on equine handling, grooming, basic training techniques, riding equipment, and safety. Students will learn how to perform basic groundwork and basic riding maneuvers on an assigned school or personal project horse. Fall odd years.
ANSC 2304 Introduction to Agricultural Education (3-0). An analysis of evolving concepts and philosophies of agricultural education programs with emphasis upon history, legislation, and principles underlying organization and practice. This course is designed to prepare students for entry or advancement in agricultural occupations and professions, job creation and entrepreneurship and agricultural literacy. Elements of this course includes: (1) explaining relationships of agricultural education to school based programs, (2) the utilization of components to the agricultural education model in promoting supervised agricultural experiences, and (3) identifying recent trends and developments in education and discussing the impact of these events on agricultural education programs.
ANSC 2305 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation (2-2). Evaluation of carcasses and wholesale cuts of beef, pork and lamb, factors influencing grades, yields and values in cattle, sheep, and swine. Offered fall.
ANSC 2306 Companion Animal Management (3-0). A study of the breeds, management, genetics, reproduction, nutrition and diseases of major classes of companion animals.
ANSC 2308 Horsemanship II (1-4). Emphasis will be placed on application of actual training young horses and teaching advanced maneuvers to older horses. Students will learn how to utilize advanced training practices and applications to enhance the training and performance of horses.
ANSC 2311 Problems in Animal Science (3-0). Individualized instruction in all facets of Animal Science. Course development to meet specific needs of individual students. May be repeated with approval of ANSC Chair. Offered all semesters.
ANSC 2312 Current Issues in Ag (3-0). This course is designed to educate students about major issues in agriculture, life sciences, and natural resource sciences and to expose students to a variety of methods used to effectively communicate, inform, and influence decisions about these issues.
ANSC 2313 Principles of Agricultural Leadership (3-0). A study in basic vocational education including the following essential elements including concepts and skills relating to self-awareness, academics to vocational education, study habits, productive work habits, attitudes and employability skills, consumer management, occupational awareness and career decision making and associated with diverse human relations and personality development. Vocational Education history and parliamentary procedure will also be included.
ANSC 2401 Advanced Farrier Training (3-2). Advanced course in Equine Foot care including: contemporary aspects of hot forging handmade shoes for all uses. It will include contemporary and evolving technologies in shoe and tool making.
ANSC 3302 Swine Production and Management (2-2). The course will include study and research in approved production practices for swine. Breeding, feeding, and management will constitute the body of the course. Offered alternate years, fall only.
ANSC 3305 Horse Production and Management (3-0). Principles of scientific horse production and application of horse management skills. Topics covered include nutrition, reproduction, health and disease, genetics and selection, and economic aspects of equine enterprises.
ANSC 3307 Sausage Manufacturing (2-2). The manufacturing of processed meats. Product formulation, curing, smoking, sanitation, and quality control. Prerequisite: ANSC 3406; will be offered in 8-week format.
ANSC 3308 Agricultural Statistics (3-0). Major emphasis is placed upon design, analysis and interpretation of agricultural and biological experimental data. Information presented in this course will include statistical concepts and models, simple tests of significance, analysis of variance, mean separation procedures, and linear regression-correlation analysis. Offered fall and spring. Prerequisite: Math 1314, 1332, 1342 or permission of instructor.
ANSC 3309 Sheep and Goat Production and Management (2-2). This course will include study of accepted practices in sheep and goat production and management. To be included: breeding, feeding, and management. Laboratory exercises will be an important portion of the course. Offered alternate years; offered spring only.
ANSC 3310 Special Topics (3-0). Selected topics in the field of Animal Science. Topic selected according to student interest and need. May be repeated as topics vary. Offered all semesters.
ANSC 3312 Equine Exercise Physiology (3-0). This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the physiological and environmental factors associated with the athletic performance of horses. This course will cover adaption of the respiratory, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, thermo-regulatory, and support systems to training and exercise. Conditioning methods and common athletic injuries will also be discussed. Offered fall only. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, 3311 or 4310.
ANSC 3313 Equine Lameness and Rehabilitation (3-0). This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the common causes of lameness in sport horses. Fundamentals and advanced principles of conformation, biomechanics, injury prevention and physical rehabilitation will be discussed. Emphasis will be placed on current research in the subject area. Offered fall only. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, ANSC 4310 or 3311
ANSC 3315 Applied Animal Behavior and Welfare (3-0). Transdisciplinary study of animal behavior as it relates to the management and well-being of domestic livestock and captive animal species. Special emphasis on human-animal interactions, assessment and standards, and facility design. Prerequisite: ANSC 1419.
ANSC 3318 Teaching Methods in Agricultural Education (2-2). Instructional methodology course that focuses on the selection and use of teaching strategies, methods/approaches, and techniques; evaluating learning; and managing learning environments for teaching agricultural subjects in formal educational settings.
ANSC 3319 Special Populations in Agricultural Education (3-0). This advanced course will focus on the diverse needs of students for teaching and learning to take place. Special emphasis will be placed on the instruction of agricultural educations to populations of students within economic, gender, ethnic, cultural, political and physical differences. Students will discover and use educational theory to examine strategies and plans to overcome problems in their educational occupations. Students will research both legal requirements and expectations that affect what can be done to increase student learning web offered class.
ANSC 3320 Public Policies in Agriculture (3-0). An analysis of evolving concepts and philosophies of agricultural and governmental programming, while applying analytical methods and critical thinking skills in assessing the role of politics in policy making. Students can interpret complex and conflicting data and arguments, evaluate alternative courses of action, and anticipate the consequences of policy choices. Students will learn how to find and interpret policy relevant information and to acquire an understanding of the limitations to what government can do about public problems.
ANSC 3321 Curriculum and Program Planning in Agriculture (3-0). This course is designed to help students plan, develop, and assess agricultural education curricula in accordance with current standards , and focus on principles and practices used in designing courses of instruction for effective teaching and total program development. Emphasis will be placed on providing information useful to agriculture teachers, extension agents and administrators that might improve the effectiveness of the educational system. Goals of the course include: (1) identifying potential and existing education programs in agricultural education at the middle school, junior high, secondary, post-secondary (adult) and teacher education levels and in extension education; (2) the development and testing of alternative means and methods of improving program components including improving methodological approaches, and (3) the development of curriculum and programs that foster individual and organizational change while building skills and the examination of personal values and belief.
ANSC 3402 Beef Cattle Production and Management (3-2).The course will be divided into the areas of history, breeding, feeding, and management of beef cattle. Range laboratory exercises will be an integral part of the course. Offered fall only.
ANSC 3405 Special Topics (4-0). Selected topics in the field of Animal Science. Topic selected according to student interest and need. May be repeated as topics vary. Offered all semesters.
ANSC 3406 Meat Science (3-2).A course designed to teach the basic physical and chemical components of meat tissues, as well as, quantitative and qualitative attributes of meat and meat products, including processing, manufacturing, distribution, and preservation principles of meat production. Students will develop technological and manipulative skills in the slaughter and cutting of meat animals and the processing of meat products. To re-introduce anatomy, muscle structure and function, chemical composition and physical characteristics of carcasses and cuts as determinants of live animal and meat quality. Students will learn the skills of carcass identification and grading to facilitate descriptions and definitions of quality and curability in meat animal products. Prerequisites: ANSC 3410 or 3311
ANSC 3410 Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE An Introduction to basic anatomy and physiology, focusing on domestic animals. Topics will range from cell biology through organ systems and include both anatomy and physiology within the systems and total body interaction. Students will learn to apply content from the course by working through clinical case studies focused on animal health. Labs will include animal dissection to further illustrate the principles being taught in the course. Prerequisite: ANSC 1419
ANSC 3411 Livestock Slaughter Inspection (3-2). The content of this course deals with federal and state regulations pertaining to livestock slaughter for human consumption. Laboratory training will be given to promote proficiency in meat inspection procedure. Offered alternate years; offered spring only.
ANSC 3416 Livestock and Wildlife Nutritional Management (3-2). Provide a thorough understanding of feeds and nutrients, their classifications and an introduction to how animals digest and absorb nutrients. Animal species will be discussed individually and how rations vary and are formulated depending on stage of life or production. Both computer and hand diet formulation will be practiced. Prerequisite: 1419 or NRM 2330 or instructor consent.
ANSC 4300 Meat Technology (2-2). This course is designed to educate students about the global product that is meat and to expose students to a variety of methods and technologies used to critically evaluate producers, manufacturers, transporters, and retailers issues and effectively communicate, inform, and influence decisions made ab out these issues. Additionally, this course explores the impacts of consumer issues on the meat animal industry and food supply chain. Prerequisites ANSC 3406 or 2406.
ANSC 4302 Food and Meat Safety (3-0). This course is designed to educate students about Food and Meat safety; food borne pathogens; hazard analysis critical control points (HACCP) and total quality management (TQM) practices. We will identify and evaluate potential human health problems from bacterial pathogens; Study the behavior of pathogenic bacteria (e.g., Escherichia coli O157:H7, non-O157 Shiga Toxin-producing E. coli, Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella and Campytobacter) in foods. We will also study how to reduce the incidence of foodborne illness by developing procedures, techniques, and effective interventions for pathogen reduction and control throughout the food chain; Study the molecular ecology and transmission dynamics of human food borne pathogens; Probe the molecular pathogenesis of human food borne diseases. Examine animal identification and traceability systems for prevention/control of spread of foreign animal diseases, foodborne pathogen outbreaks and agricultural/food bioterrorism. Prerequisite: ANSC 2406
ANSC 4303 Meat Fabrication (2-2).This course is designed to educate students about the global product that is meat and to expose students to meat fabrication as part of the culinary arts will find this course informational. Meat fabrication is breaking down the body of an animal into consumer cuts and boned meat. We aim to educate students to gain a holistic concept of cooking that they could not get simply from picking up a pack of meat at the grocery store or butcher shop.
ANSC 4304 Reproductive Physiology (3-0). Study of anatomical and physiological process of reproduction in domestic animals and wildlife. Offered fall.
ANSC 4305 Agricultural Genetics (3-0).Quantitative genetic principles applied to mating and selection of domestic livestock, wildlife, and range plants. The course integrates Mendelian principles with biomedical and statistical probability techniques for proper application to breeding, selection, inbreeding, line breeding, and pedigree information for progressive animal and plant breeding. The influences of gene frequency, heritability, and genetic relationships on the gene pool of populations is integrated into this course. The course includes application of the Hardy-Weinberg law and statistical correlation and regression as applied to selection of superior genetic lines of plants and animals. Offered fall only.
ANSC 4306 Animal Heath and Diseases (3-0). QEP MAPPED COURSE Introduction to the basic principles of epidemiology with special reference to the pathogenesis of diseases in the animal population; description of the role of the animal scientist, veterinarian and farm manager in the control of diseases.
ANSC 4307 Ultrasonography and Reproductive Techniques (3-0). Evaluation and application of various techniques to control and determine reproductive functions in livestock. Ultrasonography an assisted reproductive techniques to eliminate infertility and achieve pregnancy in domestic animals.
ANSC 4308 Animal Nutrition (3-0). Physiology and chemistry of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients by animals will be discussed, including requirements, utilization, and the effects of deficiencies and toxicities. Prerequisites: ANSC 1419, CHEM 1311, 1312, 4307, or permission of instructor
ANSC 4309 Meat Que’Linary West Texas Barbecue (3-0).This course is designed to educate students using surveys, demonstrations, and participating in a class celebrating the rich heritage of American Barbecue. We will explore Texas Barbecue; preparation techniques which includes types of meats, seasonings, and cooking methods with emphasis of meat in the diet and food safety, cost and availability. Emphasis will focus on regional cuisine and international methods to compare to the U.S.
ANSC 4310 Artificial Insemination of Farm Animals (2-2). History, importance and implications of artificial insemination; advantages and limitations of its use in farm animals. Various methods of collection are studied; evaluation of semen, dilution and storage of semen and techniques of insemination are covered. Offered summer only.
ANSC 4311 Problems in Animal Science (3-0).Individualized instruction in all facets of Animal Science. Course developed to meet specific needs of individual students. May be repeated with approval of ANSC Chair. Offered all semesters. Prerequisite: Approval of ANSC chair.
ANSC 4314 Forage Production and Management (3-0). Concept and practical aspects of forage production, with emphasis on the southern half of the United States. Forage management and forage species and a review of grazing systems for differed species of livestock will be covered in the course. The practical application of knowledge will be stressed in this course with multiple real-life case studies being covered.
ANSC 4315 Hormones, Behavior and Diseases (3-0).The influence of hormones on sexual and nonsexual behavior and development of diseases in domestic animals, wildlife and humans.
ANSC 4316 Ruminant Nutrition (3-0).Physiology and chemistry of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in ruminants; nutrient functions, requirements, utilization and the effects of nutrient deficiencies and toxicities. An emphasis will be placed on ruminant specific metabolism and the net energy system. Prerequisite: ANSC 3311 or 3410
ANSC 4317 Senior Capstone (3-0). This course provides senior animal science students with an opportunity to reflect upon the animal science course of study and to synthesize the material learned throughout their coursework. This course prepares students to enter the workforce.
ANSC 5303 Special Topics (3-0).Advanced studies in current agricultural and natural resource sciences research. Topics assigned according to the experience, interest, and needs of the individual student. Registration approval by the ANSC chair. May be repeated under different subject matter titles.
ANSC 5304 Forage Production and Management (0-6).Concepts and practical aspects of forage production, with emphasis on the southern half of the United States. Forage Management and forage species and a review of grazing systems for differed species of livestock will be covered in the course. The practical application of knowledge will be stressed in this course with multiple real-life case studies being covered.
ANSC 5306 Protein and Amino Acid Metabolism (3 -0).This course is designed to continue the nutrition education with an emphasis on biochemical pathways and metabolic control of nutrient partitioning related to protein and amino acid metabolism. Urea cycle, glutamine metabolism, methionine cycle and additional metabolic pathways will be discussed.
ANSC 5308 Principles of Teaching Adult Learners (3-0).This course covers a broad range of topics in the field of adult education. The purpose is to further the development of adult educators; therefore, the course focuses on theories, methods, and issues in adult education.
ANSC 5312 Biostatistical Analysis I (2-2).An introduction to statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. The course introduces the scientific method, inferential theory, data types, descriptive statistics, goodness of fit, contingency tables, the normal distribution and one- and two-sample hypothesis testing. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using computer statistical applications. Offered Fall.
ANSC 5314 Advanced Endocrinology (3-0). Structure and function of endocrine glands and how their secretions regulate biochemical reactions, integrate tissue and organ systems, and control behavior.
ANSC 5315 Advanced Reproductive Techniques (3-0).Detailed study of the various techniques to control and determine reproductive functions in domestic and nondomestic species. Techniques covered will include semen collection, evaluation and freezing; super ovulation, oocyte-embryo collection, in vitro oocyte maturation, sperm capacitation, in vitro fertilization, embryo culture, embryo micromanipulation, embryo freezing and transfer; and ultrasonography.
ANSC 5316 Project Research (1 to 9-0). Research for thesis project. Prerequisite: Master of Science students that have been admitted to candidacy. May be repeated.
ANSC 5317 Implementing Change (3-0). This course examines the processes by which professional change agents influence the introduction, adoption, and diffusion of technological changes.
ANSC 5320 Advanced Livestock Nutritional Management (3-0). Provide a thorough understanding of feeds and nutrients, their classifications and an introduction to how animals digest and absorb nutrients. Animal species will be discussed individually and how rations vary and are formulated depending on stage of life or production. Ration balancing by hand and using computer programs will be covered in the class.
ANSC 5321 Animal Science Business Planning (3-0). This course lays out the basic theory of microeconomics with numerous examples from the food and agricultural industries, while the coverage of macroeconomics emphasizes real world applications rather than pure theory.
ANSC 5322 Statistics for the Animal Sciences (3-0). This course emphasizes statistical literacy, use of real data and technology, statistical conceptual understanding and active learning.
ANSC 5323 Research Literature (3-0).This course guides the student, step-by-step, from the selection of a problem, through the process of conducting authentic research, to the preparation of completed report, with practical suggestions based on a solid theoretical framework.
ANSC 5324 Animal Physiology (3-0).The course is designed to expand upon the basic principles of anatomy and physiology of farm animals, emphasizing ruminant and equine digestive physiology. Individual systems will be discussed as well as topics from current scientific discussions and publications.
ANSC 5325 Agricultural Genetics and Biotechnology (3-0). This course provides a student with solid grounding in core genetics and biotechnology concepts, as well as information on cutting-edge science and technology and their applications in real-world agriculture, medicine, and health care.
ANSC 5326 Animal Reproduction (3-0).Study of the anatomical, cellular and physiological mechanisms that control the endocrine and reproductive systems of domestic animals and wildlife.
ANSC 5327 Animal Nutrition (3-0). This course is designed to continue the nutrition education with an emphasis on biochemical pathways and metabolic control of nutrient partitioning. Glycolysis, TCA cycle, Urea cycle, Gluconeogenesis, and additional metabolic pathways will be discussed as well as nutrient metabolism and ruminant specific metabolism related to VFAs.
ANSC 5328 Meat Production (3-0). This course is designed to educate students about the global product that is meat and to expose students to the conversion of muscle to meat with emphasis on physical and biochemical changes. Microbiology and other related characteristics of meat and its implication in commercial meat processing. A course designed to teach the advance physical and chemical components of meat tissues, as well as, quantitative and qualitative attributes of meat and meat products, including processing, manufacturing, distribution, and preservation principles of meat production. Students will understand technological and manipulative skills in the slaughter and cutting of meat animals and the processing of meat products. To further discuss anatomy, muscle structure and function, chemical composition and physical characteristics of carcasses and cuts as determinants of live animal and meat quality.
ANSC 5329 Animal Breeding (3-0). Advanced topics in breeding animal selection using scenario-based techniques and animal data to optimize production systems. Breeding plans of all livestock species including rotational and terminal crosses and the use of crossbreeding advantages of heterosis and breed complementarity. Additionally, heritability estimates and economically important traits will be focused on.
ANSC 5331 Ruminant Nutrition (3-0). Physiology and chemistry of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients in ruminants; nutrient functions, requirements, utilization and the effects of nutrient deficiencies and toxicities. An emphasis will be placed on ruminant specific metabolism and the net energy system.
ANSC 5403 Special Topics (4-0). Advanced studies in current agricultural and natural resource sciences research. Topics assigned according to the experience, interest, and needs of the individual student. Registration approval by the ANSC chair. May be repeated under different subject matter titles.
ANSC 5413 Biostatistical Analysis Applications (2-4).An advanced course in statistical concepts and models applied to agricultural and biological systems. Emphasis will be placed on data analysis and interpretation using computer statistical applications. The course applies all null hypotheses significance testing (NHST) procedures taught in ANSC 5312, first in Program SPSS, then in Program R after a thorough overview of R programming. NHST theory for these advanced scenarios will also be introduced and applied in R; Generalized Linear Models (GLMs) including Poisson regression, dichotomous variables, binomial distribution, and proportion testing and logistic regression, Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMMs); and circular distributions. Offered spring. Prerequisite: ANSC 5312 or permission of instructor.
ANSC 6301 Thesis Proposal (0-6).Satisfactory completion of this course will result in an acceptable prospectus presented to the Graduate Committee.
ANSC 6302 Thesis Defense (0-6).The student will enroll in this course each semester or summer term in which assistance is provided by Committee members or when use of the library or other research facilities of Sul Ross State University is made. Satisfactory completion of this course will result in the completed thesis presented to the Graduate Committee, accepted by the ANRS dean, and filed in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost for Academic Affairs. (