NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
|A.||Course Title:||Equine Science|
|B.||Course Number:||ANSC 103 - 30542|
|G.||Office:||Ag Pavilion ()|
|I.||Office Phone:||(575) 492-4715|
|J.||Office Hours:|| Monday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Wednesday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
Friday: 8:30:00 AM-5:00:00 PM (MST);
|K.||Time Zone:||Mountain Time|
This course is designed to introduce students to the history, breeds, anatomy, selection, genetics, reproduction, nutrition, and management of the horse. This is a three-credit hour course.
This course is part of the New Mexico Junior College Animal Science Program; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep a copy of the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course to another institution.
"Equine Science" (5th Ed) Parker
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Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:
90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D 0 - 59% = F
FINAL GRADE BREAKDOWN
Assignments = 50%
Discussions = 20%
Quizzes/Projects = 15%
Final Exam = 15%
TOTAL = 100%
Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.
Tips for Success in Online Courses:
1. Log in to class regularly.
2. Pay attention.
3. Take notes.
4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
7. Read the text.
8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.
New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:
After completing this course, students should have a better understanding of the fundamentals of equine science. Students will explore the history, genetics, anatomy, reproduction, nutrition, and management of horses.
Program Learning Outcomes:
•PLO 1 - Demonstrate proficiency with technology and business management skills as they relate to the animal science industry
•PLO 2 - Assess the factors necessary for the health, growth, and development of livestock
•PLO 3 - Evaluate various types of livestock and their nutritional and economic contributions nationally and globally
At the completion of this course, a student should be able to:
1. Define basic terms relating to equine science.
2. Evaluate horses in terms of genetics, anatomy, nutrition, and selection.
3. Explain the basics of equine reproduction and overall management.
If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.
Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.
You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.
Late assignments will be accepted for up to ONE WEEK after the due date for up to 75% credit.
The Instructor will respond to student emails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.
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Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.
If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.
The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.
Online Learning Environment
By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.
Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Week 1: Module Zero-Introduction, Module 1-Breeds, Types and Classes of Horses
Week 2: Module 2-Cells, Tissues and Organs
Week 3: Module 3-Functional Anatomy
Week 4: Module 4-Biomechanics of Movement
Week 5: Module 5-Unsoundness
Week 6: Module 6-Selecting and Judging Horses
Week 7: Module 7-Determining Age, Height, and Weight of Horses
Week 8: Module 8-Genetics
Week 9: Module 9-Reproduction and Breeding
Week 10: Module 10-Digestion and Nutrition
Week 11: Module 11-Feeds and Feeding
Week 12: Module 12-Health Management
Week 13: Module 13-Parasite Control
Week 14: Module 14-Common Management Practices
Week 15: Module 15-Shoeing and Hoof Care
Week 16: Final Exam Review and Final Exam
FINAL EXAM DATES: December 10-12, 2018
*Please note: Modules contain assignments, discussions, quizzes, and/or projects over the material covered in that particular module.