NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Animal Metabolism & Nutrition

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Animal Metabolism & Nutrition
    B. Course Number: ANSC 123 - 10624
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: LaCount, Shanna
    G. Office: Ag Pavilion ()
    H. Email Address: SLaCount@nmjc.edu
    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);
    Recommend Appointment.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): none
    M. Corequisite(s): none
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course will explore the mechanisms of animal metabolism and nutrition as they relate to production, maintenance, performance, and health of animals. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This introductory course is a basic requirement for agriculture/animal science 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.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Title: Animal Feeding and Nutrition, 11th ed
    Author: Jurgens, Bregendahl, et al
    ISBN: 978-0-7575-9113-6

    Suggested:

    none

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    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
    

    Point Breakdown:
    -Assignments- 1400 pts
    -Discussions- 420 pts
    -Tests- 500 pts
    -Research Project- 150 pts
    Total points: 2470 pts

    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.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    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:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    This course is designed to give students an introduction to Animal Nutrition. We will cover topics such as nutrients, digestive systems, feedstuffs and formulations, commercial feeds and additives, feeding guides and recommendations, etc...

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing this course students should be able to:

    - Define nutrition

    - Explain components of digestive systems

    - Analyze commercial feeds and additives

    - Practice ration formulations

    - Analyze feedstuff composition

    - Plan feeding guides

    - Evaluate animal nutrition

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    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.

    Canvas Assistance

    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.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Late assignments will be accepted for 1 week after due date for up to 75% credit.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    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 krueda@nmjc.edu.

    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.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    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.

    Plagiarism
    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.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    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 Thursday, April 20, 2017. 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.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week 1
    Review of Nutrients and Digestion

    Week 2
    Review of Nutrients and Digestion

    Week 3
    Review of Nutrients and Digestion

    Week 4
    Evaluating Feedstuffs for Farm Livestock
    Week 5
    Feedstuffs Used in Livestock Diets

    Week 6
    Procedures in Feed Formulation

    Week 7
    Commercial Feeds: Laws and Regulations/Feed Additives
    MIDTERM

    Week 8-9
    Beef Cattle
    Week 10
    Dairy Cattle

    Week 11
    Sheep and Goats

    Week 12-13
    Poultry and Swine

    Week 14
    Horses

    Week 15
    Dogs and Cats

    Week 16
    Final Review
    Final Exam