NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE
Introduction to Animal Science
|A.||Course Title:||Introduction to Animal Science|
|B.||Course Number:||ANSC 113A - 30543|
|D.||Days/Time:||T Th 10:30:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM|
|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 an introduction to the livestock industry and provides a survey of modern animal science. It will include application of physiology, meat science, genetics, endocrinology, and nutrition as well as breeding selection, feeding, and management of farm animals. Areas covered include sheep, swine, cattle, and horses. This is a three credit hour course.
This introductory course is a basic requirement for agriculture majors. It can also serve as an elective with transferability to New Mexico, Texas, and other post-secondary schools, but it is ALWAYS advisable to check with the receiving institution.
Introduction to Animal Science, Global, Biological, Social, and Industry Perspectives
Pearson Higher Education - 6th Ed
You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.
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 – 40%
Class attendance/participation – 5%
Research Paper – 10%
Exams (Midterm/Final) – 45%
TOTAL = 100%
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:
The general objective of this course is to introduce the student to the fundamentals of animal science.
After completing this course students should be able to:
-Define animal science
-Identify animals by species and breed
-Describe the digestion and reproduction processes of animals
-Solve feed rations
-Compare and contrast the market coordination of animals
-Evaluate animals based on conformation, disease and lameness
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.
All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.
The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend 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.
Food and Drink Policy
Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.
No Children in the Classroom
In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.
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.
Smoking/Use of Tobacco
New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.
Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.
Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. 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 21, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.
Week 1- Ch 1 Intro to Animal Sciences / Ch 26 and 27 Careers
Week 2- Ch 5 Nutrition / Ch 6 Gastrointestinal Tract
Week 3- Ch 6 Gastrointestinal Tract con’t / Ch 7 Feedstuffs Classification
Week 4- Ch 7 Feedstuffs Classification LAB / STAKED PLAINS ROUND-UP NO CLASS –SEPT 14TH
Week 5- Ch 8 Genetics / Ch 9 Animal Breeding
Week 6- Ch 10 Genetic Engineering / Ch 11 Reproduction
Week 7- Reproduction Lab / Ch 12 Lactation
Week 8- MIDTERM REVIEW/ MIDTERM EXAM – OCT 12 (Ch 5-12)
Week 9- Ch 13 Behavior / Animal Behavior Lab
Week 10- Ch 14 Animal Health / Animal Health Lab
SWITCH TO ONLINE CLASS
Week 11- Ch 15 Market Coordination
Week 12- Ch 16-17 Beef/Dairy Cattle
Week 13- Ch 19-20 Swine/Sheep/Goats
Week 14- THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
Week 15- Ch 21 Horses / Animal Breeds Module Due / Research Paper Due
Week 16- Ch 28 Animal Welfare / FINAL EXAM PREP
Final Exam – December 12 12:00pm-1:45pm
This outline is subject to change at instructor's discretion.