Michael J. Mienaltowski

Courses Taught

ABI 102: Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (5 units)

Lecture (4 hours); discussion (1 hour). Prerequisites: Chemistry 2A-2B and 8A-8B or 118A, 118B. Topics covered: Water and biological buffers; thermodynamics of metabolism; structure and function of biomolecules; enzyme kinetics and function; membrane biology; digestion and absorption; carbohydrate metabolism. Not open for credit to students who have completed BIS 102. Fall quarters. Enrollment projected to be 450-500 students

ANS 15: Introductory Horse Husbandry (3 units)

Lecture (3 hours). Introduction to care and use of light horses emphasizing the basic principles for selection of horses, responsibilities of ownership, recreational use and raising of foals. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, VL. Winter quarters. Enrollment projected to be approximately 100 students.

ANS 92 & ANS 192: Internships in Animal Science (1-12 units) - informal

3 hours per unit. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor and approval of internship application. Internships occur off and on campus in dairy, livestock, equine, and aquaculture production, research and management; or in a business, industry, or agency associated with these or other animal enterprises. All requirements of Internship Approval form must be met, both at the facility and with a writing assignment. (P/NP grading only) Fall, Winter, and Spring Quarters.
Specific internship faculty sponsorship: Animal Science Horse Barn, Center for Equine Health, and off-campus equine internships.

ANS 192 Internships in Animal Science (10 units over two quarters) - formal

Stud Farm Management Internship: A 5-unit internship can be taken for 2 consecutive quarters (winter and spring) for juniors or seniors who wish to become professionally involved in owning or managing a stud farm operation. Students gain hands on experience in breeding techniques as well as all aspects of stallion management. Prerequisites: ANS 115, 127. Grading: P/NP only. The internship is directed by Dr. Amy McLean at the Animal Science Horse Barn. Dr. Mienaltowski is the faculty sponsor.

Foal Management Internship: A 5-unit internship (ANS 192) taken for two consecutive quarters (winter and spring) for juniors or seniors who wish to become professionally involved in owning or managing a broodmare operation. Students learn about the care and management of mares in pregnancy, identify signs of impending parturition and assist with foaling and post-parturient care of mare and foal. Students register, market and sell weanlings and yearlings at auction. Prerequisite: ANS 115. Grading: P/NP only. The internship is directed by Mr. Joel Viloria at the Animal Science Horse Barn. Dr. Mienaltowski is the faculty sponsor.

ANS 99 & 199: Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5 units)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Training in scientific research and/or in analysis and communication of scientific findings. (P/NP grading only.)

HNR 190X. Honors Contract (1 unit)

Independent study or discussion (3 hours). Prerequisite: open only to students in the Davis Honors Challenge. In-depth examination of material in an upper division course as defined in an Honors Contract Proposal submitted by the student. Contract must be approved by the instructor and the Honors Council of the Academic Senate. May be repeated for credit.


Guide to Abbreviations:

SciEng: Courses with this topic breadth component provide students with knowledge of major scientific ideas and applications. They seek to communicate the scope, power, limitations and appeal of science.

QL: Quantitative Literacy. This core literacy area is required to provide students with an understanding of quantitative reasoning and skills for evaluating claims and knowledge generated through quantitative methods.

SE: Science and Engineering Literacy. This core literacy is requires to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental ways scientists approach problems and generate new knowledge, and an understanding of how scientific findings relate to other disciplines and to public policy.

VL: Visual Literacy. This core literacy component provides students with the analytical skills they need to understand how still and moving images, art and architecture, illustrations accompanying written text, graphs and charts, and other visual embodiments of ideas inform and persuade people. Coursework stresses communication of subject through visual means as well as the need to use analytical skills to be a thoughtful conveyer and/or consumer of visual messages.