University of Vermont

2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Animal Science (ASCI)

ASCI 001 - Introductory Animal Sciences
An overview of the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, and management of livestock and recreation species; introduction to animal behavior, animal disease, and biotechnology. Prerequisite: Animal Science major or instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
ASCI 006 - Companion Animal Care & Mgmt
Scientific principles of nutrition, breeding selection, health, management practices, pet therapy, and animal bonding. Primary emphasis on cat and dog.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 097 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 098 - Introductory Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 108 - Equine Enterprise Management
Provides guidelines for understanding risks, liabilities and other pertinent topics necessary for running a successful equine-related business. Prerequisite: ASCI 001.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 110 - Animal Nutrit, Metab & Feeding
Principles of meeting the nutrient requirements of animals, especially as they relate to the practical problems of formulation and production systems. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
ASCI 115 - Introduction to Equine Studies
Overview of the scientific and practical application of equine management and selection principles. Housing, nutrition, herd health, reproduction, and career opportunities.
Credits: 4.00
ASCI 117 - Horse Health and Disease
Discusses the basic anatomy and physiology of the horse, common equine diseases and problems, their diagnoses, prevention, and treatment.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 118 - Appl Animal Health
A study of small and large domestic animal diseases. Natural response to disease, methods of diagnosis, control, and treatment. Prerequisite: ASCI 001, a Biology course, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
ASCI 121 - Equus
A hands-on equine management experience. Students perform horse duties, recordkeeping, and make financial and management decisions on a horse boarding operation. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00 to 4.00
ASCI 122 - Animals in Soc/Animal Welfare
Designed to heighten awareness and understanding of human-animal relationships in society, agriculture, and science. Prerequisites: Animal Science major; Sophomore standing.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 125 - Equine Instructing Techniques
Examines philosophies, concepts and teaching-learning strategies needed for the development of sound equine instructing skills. Prerequisite: ASCI 115 or Instructor Permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
ASCI 134 - CREAM
A two-semester course in which students perform the work and make the financial and management decisions associated with the CREAM dairy herd. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 4.00
ASCI 135 - CREAM
A two-semester course in which students perform the work and make the financial and management decisions associated with the CREAM dairy herd. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 4.00
ASCI 141 - Anat&Physiol Domestic Animals
A comprehensive review of the structure and function of domestic animals, emphasizing those of economic importance. Differences between mammalian and avian species are discussed. Prerequisite: ASCI 001, BIOL 001, or BCOR 011. BIOL 002 or BCOR 012 recommended.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
ASCI 143 - Forage and Pasture Mgmnt
Principles and practices of growing and utilizing forage plants for hay, silage and pasture; introduction to management intensive grazing; understanding forage quality. Pre/co-requisite: PSS 010 or one semester Biology or one semester Plant Biology or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: PSS 143.
Credits: 4.00
ASCI 154 - Dog Training and Behavior
Canine behavior is thoroughly examined and applied to the training and behavior modifications of dogs. Prerequisite: ASCI Major or Instructor Permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 156 - Dairy Management Seminar
Seminar course addresses research, policy, and production topics in the dairy industry and develops leadership roles through guest speakers, field trips and group projects. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior standing or with Instructor permission any student interested in dairy industry.
Credits: 2.00
ASCI 168 - Animal Genetics
The discussion of genetic principles and their application in the improvement of farm animals. Student teams develop a breeding plan in a semester project. Prerequisite: Animal Science major or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 171 - Zoos, Exotics & Endang Species
From gorillas to golden lion tamarinds, how human attitudes, activities, utilization, and management strategies impact wild and captive animal populations. Prerequisite: ASCI 001 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 181 - Animal Science Career Seminar
Discussion and workshop activities exploring careers in animal and food science. Includes resume preparation and interview training. Prerequisite: Animal Science major.
Credits: 1.00
ASCI 191 - Intermediate Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 192 - Intermediate Special Topics
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Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 195 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and business or community representative. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Total credits towards graduation cannot exceed 15 hours.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 196 - Field Experience
Professionally-oriented field experience under joint supervision by faculty and business or community representative. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Total credits towards graduation cannot exceed 15 hours.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 197 - Undergraduate Research
Research activity under direction of qualified staff member. Must have faculty member approval. Written proposal and report required. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Department Chair permission.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 198 - Undergraduate Research
Research activity under direction of qualified staff member. Must have faculty member approval. Written proposal and report required. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Department Chair permission.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 208 - Equine Industry Issues
Case-based course enhances students' abilities to integrate information, use logical thought processes, and produce concise, organized solutions to real problems, from individual horses to industry-wide. Prerequisite: ASCI 115, ASCI 117 or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 211 - Summer Farm Management
A work-study program on the modern practices associated with farm management. Taught at Miner Institute, Chazy, NY. For students with a strong interest in farm management. Prerequisite: Junior/ Senior/ Graduate standing.
Credits: 4.00
ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction
Fundamental principles of the physiology of reproduction with emphasis on, but not limited to, farm animals. Prerequisite: ASCI 141 or equivalent or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 216 - Endocrinology
Physiology of endocrine and autocrine/paracrine systems and growth factors. Prerequisites: Course in both Biology and Prerequisites: Course in both Biology and physiology; one course in Anatomy desirable.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 217 - Physiology of Reproduction Lab
Laboratory for fundamental principles of the physiology of reproduction with emphasis on, but not limited to, farm animals. Must be taken concurrently with ASCI 215. Prerequisites: ASCI 141 or Instructor permission. Co-requisite: ASCI 215.
Credits: 1.00
ASCI 220 - Lactation Physiology
Physiological mechanisms that control and affect lactation in domestic and laboratory animals with emphasis on dairy cattle. Includes mammary anatomy, development and health, and milk synthesis. Prerequisite: One Chemistry course and one course in Anatomy and Physiology, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 230 - Agricultural Policy & Ethics
Examines American agriculture and policies from various perspectives - historical, political, ecological, technological, social, economic, and ethical. Emphasis on contemporary issues, policy options, future developments. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 233 - Dairy Cattle Breeding
Setting breeding goals, making selection and mating decisions; balancing opposing forces to maximize genetic progress, and understanding the underlying genetic principles. Prerequisites: A genetics course; a Statistics course; Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00
ASCI 234 - Advanced Dairy Management
An intensive, residential program at the Miner Institute providing an in-depth experiential program in the management of the dairy herd. Prerequisite: Junior standing or Farms 2+2 enrollment.
Credits: 15.00
ASCI 252 - FARMS Senior Project
The students will conduct independent research focused on a project proposal that was developed and approved in previous course work (ASCI 156). Prerequisites: FARMS program enrollment; Senior standing.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
ASCI 263 - Clin Top:Companion Animal Med
The use of case studies in companion animal medicine to develop clinical, analytical, and diagnostic skills. Prerequisites: ASCI 118, ASCI 141; Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 264 - Clin Topics:Livestock Medicine
An advanced study of diseases in cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs, emphasizing disease detection, pathobiology, treatment and prevention. Prerequisites: ASCI 118, ASCI 141, Junior standing.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 272 - Adv Top:Zoo,Exotic,Endang Spec
An exploration of modern zoo philosophy and ethics and the extent of human intervention necessary for the preservation of endangered species. Prerequisites: ASCI 171 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 277 - Animal and Human Parasitology
This course will emphasize the morphology, life cycles, and pathogenesis of representative taxa from the parasitic protozoa, helminthes, and arthropods of humans and domestic animals. Prerequisite: BIOL 001, BIOL 002 or BCOR 011, BCOR 012, and 100 level ASCI course or equivalent or instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
ASCI 297 - Advanced Special Topics
Written courses, seminars or topics beyond the scope of existing offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specifics. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission. May enroll more than once for maximum of fifteen hours.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 298 - Advanced Special Topics
Written courses, seminars or topics beyond the scope of existing offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specifics. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission. May enroll more than once for maximum of fifteen hours.
Credits: 0.50 to 15.00
ASCI 301 - ASCI Graduate Journal Club
Students learn to critically read and discuss current scientific literature in terms of scientific method and merit. Pre/corequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00
ASCI 302 - ASCI Graduate Seminar
Topics of current faculty and graduate student interest presented in a seminar-discussion format. Pre/corequisite: Graduate standing.
Credits: 1.00
ASCI 303 - Research Proposal Writing
Students develop and write a formal proposal for their graduate research project. Pre/co-requisite: Graduate standing; must be taken prior to/during the semester of student's first committee meeting.
Credits: 1.00
ASCI 391 - Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1.00 to 10.00
ASCI 392 - Independent Literature Rsch
Reading and literature research culminating in a paper on a topic of current interest in Animal Sciences.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ASCI 395 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ASCI 396 - Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
ASCI 491 - Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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