Classes

Lower Division Animal Science Courses (ANS)

1. Domestic Animals and People (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Animal domestication and factors affecting their characteristics and distribution. Animal use for food, fiber, work, drugs, research and recreation; present and future roles in society. Laboratory exercises with beef and dairy cattle, poultry, sheep, swine, laboratory animals, fish, horses, meat and dairy products. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, WE.—I. (I.) Famula

2. Introductory Animal Science (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 and Biological Sciences 1A recommended. Growth, reproduction, lactation, inheritance, nutrition, and disease control in domesticated animals and species used in aquaculture; the application of sciences to animal production. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Murray

12. Animal Science: Basic Principles and Application (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Overview of domestic and global animal industries. Exploration of production systems, animal biology, genetics, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, health, behavior, research, biotechnology and welfare. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—IV. (IV.)

15. Introductory Horse Husbandry (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 2 recommended. 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.—II. (II.) Roser

17. Canine Behavior: Learning and Cognition (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Domestic dog behavior from basic principles of learning to complex cognitive behaviors; interaction between learning and cognition including how these processes contribute to interactions with humans; basic genetic correlates of learning and cognition.—IV. (IV.)

18. Introductory Aquaculture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Historical and contemporary aquacultural practices. Interaction between the aqueous culture environment and the biology of aquatic animals. Impact of economics and governmental policies on the development of aquaculture. Interaction of aquacultural practices with larger societal goals. GE credit: SciEng | SE, OL, QL, VL, WE.—I. (I.) Kueltz

21. Livestock and Dairy Cattle Judging (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2 recommended. Evaluation of type as presently applied to light horses, meat animals and dairy cattle. Relationship between form and function, form and carcass quality, and form and milk production. GE credit: SciEng | OL, SE.—III. (III.) Van Liew

22A. Animal Evaluation (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—30 hours (total). Prerequisite: course 21 or the equivalent. Attendance at 3 one-day weekend field trips required. Domestic livestock species with emphasis on visual appraisal, carcass evaluation, and application of performance information. Emphasis on accurate written and oral descriptions of evaluations. Prerequisite to intercollegiate judging competition. Offered in alternate years. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL, SE.—(I.) Van Liew

22B. Animal Evaluation (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—30 hours (total). Prerequisite: course 22A or the equivalent. Attendance at 3 one-day weekend field trips required. Continuation of course 22A with emphasis on specific species: swine, beef cattle and sheep. Application of animal science principles to selection and management problem-solving scenarios. Prerequisite to intercollegiate judging competition. Offered in alternate years. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: OL, SE.—(II.) Van Liew

41. Domestic Animal Production (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Principles of farm animal management, including dairy and beef cattle, sheep, and swine. Industry trends, care and management, nutrition, and reproduction. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—I. (I.) Mitloehner

41L. Domestic Animal Production Laboratory (2)

Discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 41 (may be taken concurrently). Animal production principles and practices, including five field trips to dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, and swine operations and campus labs. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—I, II. (I, II.) Mitloehner, Van Liew

42. Introductory Companion Animal Biology (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Companion animal domestication. Historical, contemporary perspectives. Legislation concerning companion animals. Selected topics in anatomy, physiology, genetics, nutrition, behavior and management. Scientific methods in studying the human-animal bond. Discussions: application of biological concepts to problems related to companion animals. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, WE.—II. (II.) Oberbauer

49A-K. Animal Management Practices (2)

Discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. The application of the principles of elementary biology to the management of a specific animal species. Among the topics offered: (A) Aquaculture, (B) Beef, (C) Dairy, (D) Goats, (E) Horses, (F) Laboratory Animals, (G) Meats, (H) Poultry, (I) Sheep, (J) Swine, (K) Captive and Companion Avian. Up to four different topics may be taken. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

90C. Research Group Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: lower division standing, consent of instructor. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

92. Internship in Animal Science (1-12)

Internship—3-18 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Internship off and on campus in dairy, livestock, 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. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division Animal Science Courses (ANS)

103. Animal Welfare (4)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 104 or Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 102 or the equivalent or consent of instructor. The application of principles of animal behavior and physiology to assessment and improvement of the welfare of wild, captive, and domestic animals. Topics include animal pain, stress, cognition, motivation, emotions, and preferences, as well as environmental enrichment methods. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—I. (I.) Mench

104. Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 2 or Biological Sciences 2B. Basic principles of animal behavior as applied to domesticated species. Emphasis placed on application of the principles of animal behavior. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—II. (II.) Tucker

106. Domestic Animal Behavior Laboratory (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 104 or the equivalent. Research experience with the behavior of large domestic animals. Experimental design, methods of data collection and analysis, and reporting of experimental results. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Tucker

112. Sustainable Animal Agriculture (3)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2B or course 1; Statistics 100 or Plant Sciences 120 recommended. Current applications of sustainable animal agriculture including the challenges of animal production, animal needs, animal well-being, and protection of the environment and resources for future food supply systems. Various scenarios for meeting sustainability objectives are evaluated using computing modeling. GE credit: SciEng or SocSci | OL, QL, SE or SS.—III. (III.) Kebreab

115. Advanced Horse Production (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 15; Biological Sciences 101; Nutrition 115; Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101; or consent of instructor. Feeding, breeding, and management of horses; application of the basic principles of animal science to problems of production of all types of horses. Designed for students who wish to become professionally involved in the horse industry. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, WE.—I. (I.) Roser

118. Fish Production (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120 and 121. Current practices in fish production; relationship between the biological aspects of a species and the production systems, husbandry, management, and marketing practices utilized. Emphasis on species currently reared in California. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—II. (II.) Doroshov

119. Invertebrate Aquaculture (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1B. Management, breeding and feeding of aquatic invertebrates; application of basic principles of physiology, reproduction, and nutrition to production of mollusks and crustaceans for human food; emphasis on interaction of species biology and managerial techniques on production efficiencies. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

120. Principles of Meat Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A. Anatomical, physiological, developmental, and biochemical aspects of muscle underlying the conversion of muscle to meat. Includes meat processing, preservation, microbiology, and public health issues associated with meat products. (Same course as Food Science and Technology 120.) GE credit: SciEng | SE.

120L. Meat Science Laboratory (2)

Discussion—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1A; course 120 (may be taken concurrently). Laboratory exercises and student participation in transformation of live animal to carcass and meat, structural and biochemical changes related to meat quality, chemical and sensory evaluation of meat, and field trips to packing plant and processing plant. (Same course as Food Science and Technology 120L.) GE credit: SciEng | SE.

123. Animal Growth and Development (4)

Lecture—3 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: Animal Biology 103 or Biological Sciences 103. Growth and development of animals from conception to maturity, viewed from practical and biological perspectives; includes genetic, metabolic, nutritional control of cell and organism function. GE credit: SciEng | OL, QL, SE, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Ross

124. Lactation (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101; Animal Biology 103 (may be taken concurrently); or the equivalent background knowledge. Consideration of the biochemical, genetic, physiological, nutritional, and structural factors relating to mammary gland development, the initiation of lactation, the composition of milk and lactational performance. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL.—II. (II.) Hovey

125. Equine Exercise Physiology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101. Basic and applied physiology of the exercising horse. Includes physiological systems, gait analysis, lameness, pharmacology, sports medicine; sport horse performance evaluation and conditioning. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—III.

126. Equine Nutrition (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 15, Nutrition 115. Equine digestion, digestive physiology, diet development and evaluation, and the relationship of the topics to recommended feeding practices and nutritional portfolios. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—III.

127. Advanced Equine Reproduction (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: an upper division physiology course (e.g., Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101) and an advanced horse production and management course (e.g., course 115). Reproductive physiology, anatomy and endocrinology of the mare and stallion. Emphasis on structure/function relationships as they are applied to improving equine reproductive management and efficiency. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—III. (III.) Roser

128. Agricultural Applications of Linear Programming (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing and Agricultural Systems and Environment 21 or the equivalent. Applications of linear programming in agriculture, emphasizing resource allocation problems and decision making. Problems include crop production, ration formulation, and farm management. Hands-on experience in developing linear programs and interpreting the results. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL.—II. (II.) Fadel

129. Environmental Stewardship in Animal Production Systems (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 10 or 1A and 1B, Chemistry 2A, 2B, 8A, 8B. Management principles of environmental stewardship for grazing lands, animal feeding, operations and aquaculture operations; existing regulations, sample analyses, interpretation and utilization of data, evaluation of alternative practices, and policy development. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—II. Meyer

131. Reproduction and Early Development in Aquatic Animals (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Molecular and Cellular Biology 150; Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 120, 121; or consent of instructor. Physiological and developmental functions related to reproduction, breeding efficiency and fertility of animals commonly used in aquaculture. GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.—III. (III.) Doroshov

136A. Techniques and Practices of Fish Culture (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 2. Daily care and maintenance of fish in residential aquariums, research and commercial facilities. Biological and environmental factors important to sound management of fish. Laboratories focus on fish culture and include growth trials. Not open for credit to students who have completed course 136. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—I. (I.) Hung

136B. Techniques and Practices of Avian Culture (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 2. Daily care and maintenance of birds for research, commercial production, and companion or hobby uses. Biological and environmental factors important to sound management of birds. Laboratories focus on bird husbandry, management and care, and include growth trials. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Hung

137. Animal Biochemistry Laboratory (2)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Animal Biology 102 or Biological Sciences 102 or the equivalent. Chemical and biochemical methods, and instruments commonly used in animal science. Wet chemical methods, UV/visible and atomic absorption spectrophotometry, thin-layer and gas-liquid chromatography, commercial chemical kits. Attention to safety. GE credit: SciEng | QL, SE, SL.—I, III. (I, III.) Hung

140. Management of Laboratory Animals (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101. Laboratory animal management procedures in view of animal physiology, health and welfare, government regulations, and experimental needs. Clinical techniques using rodents and rabbits as models. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—I. (I.)

141. Equine Enterprise Management (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 115; Economics 1A, 1B recommended. Examination of the concepts and principles involved in the operation of an equine enterprise. Essential aspects of equine enterprise management, including equine law, marketing, cash flow analysis, and impact of state and federal regulations. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SS.—II.

142. Companion Animal Care and Management (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 42, Biological Sciences 101, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101; Animal Biology 102 and 103 recommended. Management and production of companion animals. Integration of the disciplinary principles of behavior, genetics, nutrition, and physiology as related to the care of companion animals. GE credit: SciEng | OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—I. (I.) Oberbauer

143. Pig and Poultry Care and Management (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; Saturday field trips. Prerequisite: Nutrition 115, Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101. Care and management of swine, broilers and turkeys as related to environmental physiology, nutrition and metabolism, disease management and reproduction. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—(I.) King

144. Beef Cattle and Sheep Production (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; one or two Saturday field trips. Prerequisite: course 41, Animal Genetics 107, Nutrition 115, or consent of instructor; a course in Range Science and a course in microcomputing are recommended. Genetics, physiology, nutrition, economics and business in beef cattle and sheep production. Resources used, species differences, range and feedlot operations. Emphasis on integration and information needed in methods for management of livestock enterprises. GE credit: SciEng | OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) Sainz, Zinn

145. Meat Processing and Marketing (4)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 143 or 144 or consent of instructor. Distribution, processing and marketing of meat and meat products. Meat and meat animal grading and pricing. Government regulations and social/consumer concerns. Future trends and impact on production management practices. Includes poultry. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—(II.)

146. Dairy Cattle Production (5)

Lecture—3 hours; laboratory—3 hours; fieldwork—1 hour; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 124, Animal Genetics 107, and Nutrition 115, or consent of instructor. Scientific principles from genetics, nutrition, physiology, and related fields applied to conversion of animal feed to human food through dairy animals. Management and economic decisions are related to animal biology considering the environment and animal well-being. Mandatory Saturday field-trip. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE.—III. (III.) DePeters

147. Dairy Processing and Marketing (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 146 or consent of instructor. Examination of distribution systems, processing practices, product quality, impact of government policy (domestic and foreign), marketing alternatives, and product development. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

148. Enterprise Analysis in Animal Industries (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 141 or 145 or 147 or consent of instructor. Examination and application of decision making and problem solving in the production enterprise. The areas of production analysis, problem solving, risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis will be examined in terms of the total enterprise. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | OL, QL, SS, WE.—III. (III.) Kebreab

149. Farrier Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 115. Distance learning class broadcast from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, California Polytechnic State University Pomona, and California State University Fresno. In-depth examination of the structure-function relationship of the equine hoof and how it relates to conformation, injury, and performance. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

149L. Farrier Science Laboratory (1)

Laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 149 (may be taken concurrently) or consent of instructor. The art and science of horseshoeing in equine related fields. Proper use of the tools, materials and techniques in the fabrication of shoes and safe preparation of the hoof for application of shoes. (P/NP grading only.)

170. Ethics of Animal Use (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: any basic course in composition or speech. Ethical issues relating to animal use in contemporary society. Integration of philosophical theories with scientific evidence relating to animal behavior, mentality, and welfare. Uses of animals in agriculture, research, and as companions. Ethical responsibilities regarding wildlife and the environment. GE credit: SocSci, Wrt | SL, SS, WE.—III. (III.) Mench

190C. Research Group Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: advanced standing; consent of instructor. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

192. Internship in Animal Science (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: completion of 84 units and consent of instructor. Internship off and on campus in dairy, livestock 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. (P/NP grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

194. Research in Animal Science (3)

Laboratory—6 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: upper division standing, course 193, one laboratory course in animal biology and consent of instructor. Research with a faculty mentor. Weekly discussion and laboratory on specific research topic. May include a seminar to research group. Choose from sections: (1) Animal Behavior; (2) Animal Genetics; (3) Animal Nutrition; (4) Animal Physiology. May be repeated for credit for a total of four times.—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

194HA. Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—9 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, Animal Biology 103; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | OL, SE.

194HB. Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—9 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, Animal Biology 103; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, VL.

194HC. Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Animal Science (4)

Lecture—1 hour; laboratory—9 hours. Prerequisite: Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior 101, Animal Biology 103; minimum cumulative GPA of 3.200 and selection by the Honors Selection Committee. Students will carry out a research project (chosen from faculty-suggested or approved proposals) during the academic year under the guidance of a faculty member. Upon completion, student will write a thesis and present a public seminar describing his/her research. (Deferred grading only, pending completion of sequence.) GE credit: SciEng | SE, WE.

197T. Tutoring in Animal Science (1-2)

Tutorial—1-2 hours. Prerequisite: Animal Science or related major, advanced standing, consent of instructor. Tutoring of students in lower division animal science courses; weekly conference with instructors in charge of courses; written critiques of teaching procedures. May be repeated one time for credit. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate (ANS)

200. Strategies in Animal Production (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Examines the forces and issues in animal agriculture through the strategic management process.

206. Models in Agriculture and Nutrition (3)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Mathematics 16B; Statistics 108. Basic model building principles and techniques for statistical and systems simulation models. Optimization techniques for non-linear experimental designs and management models are presented. Quantitative analysis and evaluation of linear and non-linear equations used in agriculture and nutrition.

259. Literature in Animal Science (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Critical presentation and analysis of recent journal articles in animal science. May be repeated for credit up to nine times. (S/U grading only.)

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Reports and discussions of topics of interest in genetics, nutrition, and physiology as they apply to animal science. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

290C. Research Group Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Weekly conference on research problems, progress and techniques in the animal sciences. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

291. Current Research in Animal Science (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Current research in animal science explored at weekly seminars presented by guest lecturers. Discussion of research presented. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

297. Supervised Teaching in Animal Science (2)

Supervised teaching—6 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Practical experience in teaching Animal Science at the University level; curriculum design and evaluation; preparation and presentation of material. Assistance in laboratories, discussion sections, and evaluation of student work. An evaluation letter sent to the Graduate Adviser with a copy to the student. (S/U grading only.)—I, II, III. (I, II, III.)

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (Sect. 1, 2, 3—letter grading; from Sect. 4 on—S/U grading only.)

299. Research (1-12)

(S/U grading only.)

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