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Graduate Courses in Animal Science (ASCI)

ASCI 205 - Equine Reproduction&Management
In-depth investigation of equine reproduction and physiology, mare and stallion endocrinology, breeding techniques, processing semen, embryo transfer, parturition, neonatal foal care, and marketing in the equine industry. Prerequisite: ASCI 001, ASCI 115, or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
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 instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
ASCI 216 - Endocrinology
Physiology of endocrine and autocrine/paracrine systems and growth factors. Prerequisites: Course in both Biology and physiology; one course in Anatomy desirable.
Credits: 3.00
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 263 - Clin Top:Companion Animal Med
The use of case studies in companion animal medicine to develop clinical, analytical, and diagnostic skills. Prerequisite: 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. Prerequisite: ASCI 171 and Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
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