Mar 01, 2024  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AGRI 1020 Introduction to Animal Science

3 Credit Hour(s)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of animal agriculture and companion animal management.  Biological and scientific aspects of development, inheritance, and feeding will be introduced in addition to an overview of the animal industry and its products.

Learning Outcomes:

  • develop a uniform background of the animal industry to facilitate learning in subsequent animal science classes
  • develop an understanding of the global nature of animal production and how it ties into national, regional, and local production
  • become familiar with terminology used in animal science as it relates to the industry, management practices, equipment and animals
  • develop an understanding of animal species and breeds that comprise the livestock industry and their relative importance from economic and social perspectives
  • become familiar with some of the food and other products derived from animals and animal by‐products
  • develop a basic understanding of animal growth, nutrition, reproduction, behavior, and genetics
  • develop a basic understanding of current management practices as it relates to raising livestock and companion animals
  • demonstrate enhanced computer skills through use of the Brightspace LMS and the Internet through use of the computer to supplement lecture material and complete tests and assignments

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