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Please see the section on Course Description Symbols and Terms in the University Catalog for an explanation of course description terminology and symbols, the course numbering system, and course credit units. All courses are lecture and discussion and employ letter grading unless otherwise stated. Some prerequisites may be waived with faculty permission. Many syllabi are available on the Chico Web.

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SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
An overview, using a scientific perspective, of farm animals. Highlights anatomy and physiology of farm animals, reproduction, nutrition, animal health, animal products, animal behavior, and pertinent social issues, such as animal rights. Includes human opportunity to influence trait inheritance, population densities, and productivity. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000419)
Directed work experience in the management of beef, dairy, meats, sheep, and swine enterprises at the University Farm, with three weeks at each enterprise. Weekly conferences on student projects and individual and group problems. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 4.0 units. (000424)
An introduction to selection, nutrition, health, and management of beef, sheep, swine, and dairy for livestock youth programs, including ethical practices associated with livestock exhibition. This class is designed primarily for students pursuing a career in agricultural education. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000446)
Designed to allow the student to become familiar with various vaccines, equipment, and restraining techniques used in routine treatment of farm animals. Selection of proper materials, veterinary nomenclature, actual handling and treatment of farm animals involved. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000436)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours lecture. (000454)
An introduction to the nutrition of domestic and wild animals with emphasis on appropriate nutrition for various activities. A survey of the integration of feed production and animal production systems. Computer formulation and analysis of diets to achieve desired performance levels of animals. 2 hours lecture, 2 hours activity. (000434)
Evaluation of market livestock as related to growth and development, production efficiency, carcass merit, selection of breeding animals based on performance, production records and visual appraisal. Specific reference to factors determining carcass value. 2 hours seminar, 2 hours activity. (000445)
An overview of the United States beef industry including an introduction to the segments of the beef production chain and the scope of the industry. The majority of the course focuses on basic principles including genetics and breeding, nutrition, reproduction, herd health, carcass evaluation and marketing. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (020992)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
A study of approved practices in commercial and purebred sheep production with emphasis on production costs, disease, nutrition, genetic selection, production records, niche marketing, and contributions of sheep to environmental sustainability. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000462)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
A study of approved practices in commercial and purebred swine production with emphasis on production costs, disease, reproduction, nutrition, genetic selection, production records and niche marketing. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (015865)
An overview of the United States dairy industry, emphasizing the life cycle of the dairy cow. Topics include calf raising, heifer development, dry cow management, and lactation management. Within each stage of production, discussion may include health, nutrition, reproduction, and genetics. Additionally, facilities management and cow comfort are introduced. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (021029)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (020968)
Prerequisite: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. A maximum of 6 units of special problems may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. 9 hours supervision. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (020959)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
An overview of world and United States animal production systems, emphasizing the scientific principles and management of large and small ruminants (beef, dairy, sheep, goats), monogastrics (swine, equine), as well as meat, poultry, and aquaculture. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000455)
Develop skills in quality grading and yield grading animals both live and on the rail. Improve skills in selecting animals in pasture conditions and develop ability to explain decisions and be able to accurately describe their reasons. Numerous field trips to fairs and ranches will be required. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000457)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101, ANSC 230.
A study of the nutritive requirements of animals for maintenance, growth, lactation, reproduction and other bodily functions. Intermediary metabolism of nutrients, chemical and animal analysis of feedstuffs, design and implementation of nutrition studies and writing of a scientific paper. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (000465)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
The physiological mechanisms of reproduction in domestic animal species. Principles of reproductive anatomy, gamete formation, endocrinology, cyclicity and parturition. The laboratory experience will emphasize theory learned in lecture and will include uses of reproductive technology to maximize reproductive efficiency and fertility. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (000467)
Muscle growth and composition, nutritional and health concerns, meat safety and advances in product development, preparation and storage. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000447)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
A study of disease processes in livestock. Principles of disease organisms and the physiology of infection. Mechanisms in which the body combats infections, i.e., immune response. Herd health considerations for disease prevention and treatment. 3 hours lecture. (000466)
Prerequisite: ANSC 101.
This course covers all scientific aspects of organic dairy production including soil fertility, grazing management, pasture and forage quality, nutritional ration balancing on pasture, enhancing dry matter intake on pasture, holistic herd health (including homeopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine), organic methods to improve milk quality, organic calf management strategies, and the organic certification process and how to develop your Organic System Plan. The course also covers many new topics of discussion for organic research and development. 3 hours lecture. (021420)
Prerequisites: Prior approval of academic goals by the Internship Coordinator.
This course is an internship offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. Work experience with selected livestock operations is to be completed and supervised by faculty and staff of cooperating livestock ranch. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000472)
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0 - 3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from semester to semester and be different for different sections. See the class schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours seminar. (000473)
Prerequisites: Upper-division standing.
This course is an independent study of a topic or problem and is offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Students must register with a supervising faculty member. Study/research in animal science under direct supervision of a faculty member. A maximum of 6 units may be applied toward a bachelor's degree in agriculture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000474)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101, CHEM 107. CHEM 108 is recommended.
Comparative study of anatomy and physiology of organ systems, with major emphasis on farm animals. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000456)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111.
This course is intended for students involved in producing, selling, and handling food products who are interested in a course on principles of food sanitation and quality control from a management standpoint. 3 hours seminar. (000468)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101, ANSC 271 or faculty permission.
Advanced instruction of world and United States beef production systems. Investigation of the segmentation of the beef industry, including seedstock, commercial cow-calf, stocker, feedlot, packer, retailer and consumer. Integrated beef production systems are evaluated based on consideration of genetics, nutrition, health, reproduction, product, forage management and marketing. 2 hours seminar, 3 hours laboratory. (000459)
Prerequisites: ANSC 101.
A comprehensive study of large dairy management with emphasis placed on efficient reproduction and nutrition. Additional studies include evaluation of replacement heifer development scenarios, cow comfort, and record keeping systems. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (000463)
3 hours lecture. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 15.0 units. (000480)
Prerequisites: Department permission.
This course is for special topics offered for 1.0-3.0 units. Typically the topic is offered on a one-time-only basis and may vary from term to term and be different for different sections. See the Class Schedule for the specific topic being offered. 3 hours supervision. (000481)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
This course is an independent study of special problems offered for 1.0-3.0 units. You must register directly with a supervising faculty member. You may take this course more than once for a maximum of 6.0 units. Credit/no credit grading. (000482)
Prerequisites: Faculty permission.
An intensive 6-unit, one-year course in agricultural research. See College office for details. Open only to students with at least a 3.0 GPA in the major. The course consists of a faculty-supervised research project, a thesis, and a public presentation. 18 hours independent study. (020208)
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