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Top ANS 100 ORIENTATION TO ANIMAL AND RANGELAND SCIENCES (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Orientation of incoming animal sciences students to college life with emphasis on faculty, facilities, services and curricula of the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences.

Top ANS 121 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Principles of breeding, physiology, nutrition, and management as they apply to modern livestock and poultry production. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANS 121H INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Principles of breeding, physiology, nutrition, and management as they apply to modern livestock and poultry production. Lec/lab. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ANS 207 SOPHOMORE SEMINAR (2)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Examination of career opportunities in animal sciences. PREREQS: Sophomore standing.

Top ANS 215 BEEF/DAIRY INDUSTRIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to beef and dairy industries; history, current industry status, and demonstration and practice of basic husbandry skills. PREREQS: ANS 121

Top ANS 216 SHEEP/SWINE INDUSTRIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to the sheep and swine industries including history, current status and production practices, with demonstration and hands-on experience of basic husbandry practices. PREREQS: ANS 121

Top ANS 217 POULTRY INDUSTRIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Familiarization of the organizational structure and marketing arrangement of poultry industries; hands-on managerial techniques, practices and procedures carried out by the poultry industries.

Top ANS 220 INTRODUCTORY HORSE SCIENCE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introduction to horses, their history, breeds, form and function, performance evaluation, current industry status, and general management. PREREQS: ANS 121

Top ANS 223 EQUINE MARKETING (2) 
Course covers practical concepts of equine marketing. Emphasis on market assessment, targeting buyers, marketing and advertising strategies, hands-on experience in product preparation and presentation, marketing legalities. PREREQS: ANS 121 and ANS 220 and ANS 192 or instructor approval required.

Top ANS 231 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Focuses on an individual animal's economic merit as compared to a sample group. Visual appraisal, performance data, and carcass merit are stressed. Includes the evaluation of both market and breeding animals. The livestock species of concentration include beef cattle, swine, sheep, and meat goats. Lec/lab. PREREQS: Recommended: ANS 121

Top ANS 251 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL FOODS TECHNOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Processing of meat, milk and eggs into human food products. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANS 121

Top ANS 280 COMPANION ANIMAL MANAGEMENT (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to the challenges, responsibilities, and benefits of interaction with selected companion animals. Topics covered will provide an overview of the human-animal bond, the position of companion animals in society, ethical issues of pet ownership and potential career opportunities. In addition, the course will serve as an introduction to preventive care and normal behavior of dogs, cats, and selected exotic pets. As the Department of Animal and Rangeland Sciences curriculum offers courses addressing equine care and husbandry, horses will not be discussed in this class.

Top ANS 302 COMMON DISEASES OF COMPANION ANIMALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An introduction to common diseases of selected companion animals. Emphasis will be placed on identifying predisposing factors, clinical signs, common diagnostic procedures and potential implications for human health. A $10 course fee will be required. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BI 211 [D-] or BI 211H [D-] ) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-] ) and (BI 213 [D-] or BI 213H [D-] ) and CH 121 [D-] and CH 122 [D-] and CH 123 [D-] and ANS 280 is recommended.

Top ANS 311 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Classification, digestion, absorption, and metabolism of nutrients in animals; consequences of nutritional deficiencies and toxicities. PREREQS: ( (BI 211 [D-] or BI 211H [D-] ) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-] ) )

Top ANS 312 FEEDSTUFFS AND RATION FORMULATION (4) 
Presents the feedstuffs utilized by domestic animals including their characteristics and processing. Provides instruction in ration formulation and evaluation leading to development of the basic skills required to formulate and evaluate rations for domestic animals. Taught as a distance education course. PREREQS: ANS 121 and MTH 111 or equivalent or instructor approval.

Top ANS 313 APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION: FEEDS AND RATION FORMULATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Discusses topics relevant to feedstuff identification and nutrient analysis, feed processing and formulation of balanced animal diets based on nutrient requirements. Provides students hands-on experiences in identifying various feedstuffs and formulating rations based on the nutrient composition of those feedstuffs. PREREQS: MTH 111 [D] and junior standing

Top ANS 314 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Biological basis of animal performance; describes how networks of cells act cooperatively to enable locomotion, provide a stable internal environment, allocate resources, remove metabolic end-products, and counteract microorganisms. PREREQS: General principles of biology equivalent to BI 211, BI 212, BI 213; junior standing or higher or instructor permission.

Top ANS 315 CONTENTIOUS SOCIAL ISSUES IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course Has Extra Fees
Discussion of contentious issues including role of animal products and human health; use of hormones and antibiotics; new animal biotechnologies; animal rights/welfare; livestock grazing on public lands. (Bacc Core Course).

Top ANS 316 REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Anatomy and physiology of mammalian and avian reproductive systems; fertilization, embryonic and fetal development, placentation and parturition; reproductive technologies. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BI 211 [D-] or BI 211H [D-] ) and (CH 121 [D-] or CH 221 [D-] or CH 231 [D-] or CH 231H [D-] ) and ANS 121 and sophomore standing or higher.

Top ANS 317 REPRODUCTION IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS LABORATORY (1)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Gross and microscopic anatomy of the reproductive tract; semen collection, evaluation and extension; evaluation of fertilization, embryo and fetal development and placentation. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANS 316* [D-]

Top ANS 320 PRINCIPLES OF COMPANION ANIMAL NUTRITION (3) 
Learn about nutrients, the digestive process, and the application of nutritional sciences to the health and welfare of companion animals. Introduction to the metabolic basis and practical preventative management for nutritional diseases in companion animals. PREREQS: (BI 211 [D-] or BI 211H [D-] ) and (BI 212 [D-] or BI 212H [D-] )

Top ANS 321 AVIAN EMBRYO (4) 
Discussion and experimentation involving the development and the environmental requirements for the artificial incubation of avian embryos. Lec/lab. Offered even-numbered years. PREREQS: ANS 121 and ANS 217 and BI 211

Top ANS 327 APPLIED PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION (5)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Principles, techniques and recent development in semen collection, evaluation, extension and preservation; artificial insemination, estrus detection and synchronization; pregnancy diagnosis and embryo transfer. PREREQS: (ANS 316 [D-] and ANS 317 [D-] )

Top ANS 331 ADVANCED LIVESTOCK EVALUATION (4) 
Aspects of an individual animal's economic merit are compared to a sample group. Emphasis is placed on beef, swine and sheep. Visual appraisal, performance data and carcass merit are stressed. Designed to prepare students for the intercollegiate livestock judging team. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: ANS 231 and sophomore standing or higher.

Top ANS 333 EQUINE STABLE MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Discusses developing a business plan, financial statements, and ratios, budgeting, financial planning, taxation, and employment issues within the current equine industry. PREREQS: ANS 220 [D-] and ANS 222 or instructor's approval.

Top ANS 335 EQUINE HEALTH AND DISEASE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Recognition of common diseases and disorders including their cause, treatment and prevention. Management of internal and external parasites. Recognizing common lameness issues. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top ANS 341 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND COGNITION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Survey, discuss, and explore principles of animal behavior and cognition from a comparative perspective, taking into account the interacting influences of biology, environment, and life experience on the individual and group behavior of animals across species. Aspects of animal cognition, including reasoning, perception, memory and personality, that play an important role in animal behavior will also be addressed. PREREQS: BI 102 [D] or BI 213 [D]

Top ANS 351 ADVANCED PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL FOODS TECHNOLOGY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides in-depth coverage of both fresh and processed meats and eggs into products suitable for human consumption. PREREQS: ANS 251

Top ANS 378 ANIMAL GENETICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Fundamentals of inheritance, principles of genetic segregation, population and quantitative genetics, response to natural selection and artificial manipulation of populations. PREREQS: BI 211 [D-] or BI 212 [D-] or BI 213 [D-] and ANS 121 or equivalent and ST 351 recommended.

Top ANS 380 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An introductory course in animal anatomy to provide a foundation for advanced courses in the Animal Science curriculum. Emphasis is on acquisition of a basic knowledge of minute and gross anatomical structures, their operation, and integration. Begins with anatomical nomenclature such as body planes and directional terms then covers the following tissues and organ systems: epithelium, connective tissue, blood and bone marrow, bone/cartilage, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, digestive system, circulatory system, reproductive system, urinary system, and respiratory system. PREREQS: (BI 211 [D] or BI 211H [D] ) and (BI 212 [D] or BI 212H [D] ) and (BI 213 [D] or BI 213H [D] )

Top ANS 385 FOUNDATIONS OF MAMMALIAN HISTOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides a basic knowledge of mammalian microscopic anatomy. Emphasis will be on the appearance, organization and function of minute anatomical structures that can only be observed with the help of a visual enhancer, such as a microscope. Covers basic histological techniques and histology and related functions of the following tissues and organ systems: epithelium, connective tissue, bone/cartilage, blood, muscle tissue, nervous tissue, circulatory system, digestive system, reproductive system, urinary system, respiratory system, immune system, integument, eye and ear. Also covers gametogenesis, fertilization, and early development of the vertebrate embryo. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (BI 211 [C-] or BI 211H [C-] ) and (BI 212 [C-] or BI 212H [C-] ) and (BI 213 [C-] or BI 213H [C-] ) and (BI 314 [C-] or BI 314H [C-] )

Top ANS 390 GROSS ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides a foundation for advanced courses in the Animal Sciences curriculum. Emphasis on gaining knowledge of mammalian anatomy. Lectures cover anatomical nomenclature, structure, operation, and integration of major organ systems. The dog is used as the general model while comparative domestic animal anatomy is also covered. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (BI 211 [D] or BI 211H [D] ) and (BI 212 [D] or BI 212H [D] ) and (BI 213 [D] or BI 213H [D] )

Top ANS 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANS 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANS 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANS 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ANS 410 ANIMAL SCIENCE INTERNSHIP (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms
On- or off-campus, occupational work experience supervised by the department. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ANS 415 LIVESTOCK JUDGING TEAM (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed to train students for participation in the intercollegiate livestock judging team. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits. PREREQS: ANS 331

Top ANS 420 ETHICAL ISSUES IN ANIMAL AGRICULTURE (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course Has Extra Fees
Students are provided with an opportunity to discuss, debate and write extensively about current, relevant, and controversial social issues dealing with modern animal agriculture. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top ANS 430 EQUINE SYSTEMS I: EXERCISE SCIENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Seniors and graduate students intensively explore and apply science to real-life situations regarding cardiorespiratory, muscle physiology, and bone physiology responses to exercise, climate, and altitude. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANS 314

Top ANS 431 EQUINE SYSTEMS II: NUTRITION (3) 
Senior and graduate students intensively explore and apply science to real-life situations regarding starch, fiber, protein, and fat metabolism in performance horses, breeding stock, and growing horses. PREREQS: ANS 313

Top ANS 432 EQUINE SYSTEMS III: REPRODUCTION (4) 
Senior and graduate students explore the fundamentals of equine reproduction and their application in horse breeding. Includes practical training of laboratory techniques. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (ANS 220 [D-] and ANS 316 [D-] ) and ANS 327

Top ANS 433 POULTRY MEAT PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Fundamental applications and the analysis of management principles applied to brooding, rearing, feeding and housing meat-type chickens and turkeys and their respective breeders. Decision case studies and practical management problems are incorporated into the course. Offered odd number years. PREREQS: ANS 217 and ANS 313 and ANS 316 and ANS 378 or instructor's approval

Top ANS 434 EGG PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3) 
Applications and analyses of egg production systems for brooding, rearing, feeding and housing egg producing chickens. Decision case studies and practical management problems are incorporated into the course. Offered even-numbered years. PREREQS: ANS 217 and ANS 313 and ANS 316 and ANS 378 or instructor's approval

Top ANS 435 APPLIED ANIMAL BEHAVIOR (3)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Exploration of the fundamental processes of animal behavior and implications for animal management, production, housing and welfare. Examples provided in class will cover a range of species, with emphasis on domestic animals. Lec/lab. PREREQS: ANS 314 and BI 350 or Z 350 or equivalent.

Top ANS 436 SHEEP PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Integration of nutrition, genetics, reproduction, behavior, and health principles into management systems for production and marketing of lamb and wool. PREREQS: ANS 216 and ANS 311 and ANS 316 and ANS 378

Top ANS 439 DAIRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Fundamentals of nutrition, breeding, reproductive physiology and health programs and their applications in the care and management of dairy cattle. PREREQS: ANS 215 and ANS 313 and ANS 316 and ANS 378

Top ANS 440 DAIRY PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3) 
Decision case analysis or special topics in application of dairy management principles. PREREQS: ANS 439 [D-]

Top ANS 441 TOPICS IN ANIMAL LEARNING (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Explore when and how the behavior of animals can be shaped by the environment, individual experiences, and interactions with other animals (including humans). PREREQS: BI 211 [D-] and BI 212 [D-] and junior standing. Recommended: ANS 435 or ANS 535 and (BI 350 or Z 350) and BI 213

Top ANS 443 BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: COW/CALF (3) 
Fundamentals of nutrition, reproductive physiology and health programs and their applications in the care and management of beef cattle. Overnight field trip with extra fee charged. Lec/lab. Taught at EOU La Grande campus only. PREREQS: ANS 313 and ANS 315 and ANS 316 and ANS 378

Top ANS 444 BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS: STOCKER/FEEDLOT (3) 
Continuation of the study of beef cattle management. Students will practice decision-making processes using area beef cattle operations as case studies. Overnight field trip with extra fee charged. Taught at EOU La Grande campus only. PREREQS: ANS 443 or ANS 543

Top ANS 445 BEEF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of nutrition, reproductive physiology, selection, health programs, and their applications in the care and management of beef cattle from conception through calving, weaning, stocker/back grounding and the feedlot. Students will practice decision-making processes using working case studies. Overnight field trip with extra fee charged. PREREQS: ANS 313 and ANS 316 and ANS 317 and ANS 378

Top ANS 452 LIVESTOCK HOUSING AND WASTE MANAGEMENT (3) 
Basics in where, how, and why one would build, insulate, and ventilate livestock buildings. Manure and wastewater collection, treatment, storage, and utilization.

Top ANS 456 COMPANION ANIMAL PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamentals of dog and cat breeding stock selection, feeding and housing as well as biology and management from estrus through parturition to weaning. Due to the nature of this class, a variety of animals may be present during class session. Questions and interactions are encouraged but, while precautions are taken, any contact with animals carries some risk of injury or illness. PREREQS: (ANS 313 [D-] and ANS 316* [D-] and ANS 317* [D-] and ANS 378 [D-] ) and senior standing.

Top ANS 460 SWINE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Students will be exposed to the fundamentals of nutrition, reproductive physiology, selection, health programs, and their applications in the care and management of swine from conception through farrowing, weaning, and the growing/finishing phases. Students will practice decision-making processes using working case studies. Overnight field trip with extra fee charged. PREREQS: ANS 121 and ANS 216 and ANS 311 and ANS 316 and ANS 378

Top ANS 485 CONSENSUS AND NATURAL RESOURCES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Students will use a working group approach. They will select a natural resource topic, study the team process and interaction as a method of learning, explore the issue using systems practice, and strive for consensus on solutions to their issue. CROSSLISTED as FES 485/FES 585, FW 485/FW 585, SOC 485/SOC 585. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ANS 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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