Term: Spring 2022

Subject: Animal Science

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.

ASCI 005 - Intro to the Horse

Starting with evolution and domestication and progressing to current breeds, colors, uses, health, and management of horses, students gain a basic understanding of one of our most beloved domestic animals. No prior horse experience or knowledge is required.

ASCI 021 - Horse Barn Cooperative

Develops skills in the practical aspects of equine management of individual horses and horses maintained in a group setting using hands-on experiences and peer teaching. Students care for their own horse or an Animal Science horse. Prerequisites: For students currently accepted into the UVM Horse Barn Cooperative Program or currently enrolled in ASCI 121; Instructor permission.

ASCI 030 - Beginner Horseback Riding

Instruction in the basics of balanced seat horseback riding, including both ground skills (grooming, tacking and untacking) and mounted skills (mounting, dismounting, walking, trotting, cantering). Emphasizes safety and control.

ASCI 043 - Intro to Animal Nutrition

Comprehensive study of specific nutrients in terms of their digestion, availability, function, and utilization in animals. Prerequisite: ASCI 001 or BIOL 001 or BCOR 011.

ASCI 092 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 095 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 097 - Introductory Special Topics

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ASCI 098 - Introductory Special Topics

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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.

ASCI 120 - General Physiology

A comprehensive review of the physiology of mammalian animals. Prerequisites: ASCI 111 or ANPS 019 and ANPS 020; BIOL 001 or BCOR 011 or BCOR 021; CHEM 026 or CHEM 042 or CHEM 141.

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: ASCI 001 or ASCI 005.

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.

ASCI 125 - Equine Instructing Techniques

Examines philosophies, concepts and teaching-learning strategies needed for the development of sound equine instructing skills. Students gain hands-on horseback riding teaching experience during the second half of the semester in a supported environment. Prerequisite: ASCI 001 or ASCI 005.

ASCI 129 - Horse Barn Coop Exec Committee

Student leaders, chosen by their Horse Barn Cooperative peers and Horse Barn Faculty Advisor(s), oversee the management of the UVM Horse Barn, including facilities, schedule, events, horse care, and student responsibilities. Students are supported by the Horse Barn Faculty Advisor(s). Prerequisites: ASCI 021 and Instructor permission.

ASCI 130 - Intermediate Horseback Riding

Students gain further experience with balanced seat horseback riding, including ground skills (grooming, tacking and untacking) and mounted skills (walking, trotting and cantering). Emphasizes safety and control. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Student should be able to walk, trot and canter off the lunge line.

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.

ASCI 147 - SU:Wildlife Hlth & Consrvation

Explores wildlife health in the context of conservation. How is health defined? How does it relate to conservation at the population/species level? What are major threats to wildlife health? What tools can be used to understand, detect, and manage it? What ethical issues arise? What might a career in this field look like? Prerequisites: BCOR 011 and BCOR 012; or BIOL 001 and BIOL 002; or BCOR 021.

ASCI 191 - Intermediate Special Topics

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ASCI 193 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 194 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 195 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

ASCI 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisites: Junior standing; Department Chair permission.

ASCI 215 - Physiology of Reproduction

Fundamental principles of the physiology of reproduction with emphasis on, but not limited to, farm animals. Prerequisite: ASCI 111 and ASCI 120; or ASCI 141; or Instructor permission.

ASCI 217 - Topics in Applied Reproduction

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 111 and ASCI 120; or ASCI 141; or Instructor permission. Co-requisite: ASCI 215.

ASCI 221 - Lameness in Horses

Focuses on normal equine anatomy related to movement and what happens when horses are injured. Students learn common causes of lameness, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and prevent those causes. Labs are hands-on with horses. Prerequisites: ASCI 117.

ASCI 225 - Equus Advising

Students are responsible for overseeing the care and health of the 6 Animal Science teaching horses. In addition, these students schedule and teach riding lessons, provide instruction during class time, oversee and coordinate the completion of weekly chores, and share important information between Coop and Equus. Prerequisites: ASCI 108, ASCI 117, ASCI 121, ASCI 125 or Instructor permission.

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.

ASCI 235 - CREAM Advising

Augments learning acquired during previous CREAM experience; students provide technical, logistical, organizational support to the current group of CREAM students. Prerequisite: ASCI 134 or ASCI 135.

ASCI 242 - Advanced Animal Nutrition

This course will discuss the principles of meeting the nutrient requirements of animals, including an introduction to feedstuffs, animal metabolism and feed formulation for domestic or captive vertebrate animals. Prerequisites: ASCI 043 and ASCI 120 or Instructor permission.

ASCI 293 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 294 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 295 - Internship

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

ASCI 297 - Advanced Special Topics

Written courses, seminars or topics beyond the scope of existing offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission. May enroll more than once for maximum of fifteen hours.

ASCI 298 - Advanced Special Topics

Written courses, seminars or topics beyond the scope of existing offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Department Chair permission. May enroll more than once for maximum of fifteen hours.

ASCI 302 - ASCI Graduate Seminar

Topics of current faculty and graduate student interest presented in a seminar-discussion format. Pre/corequisite: Graduate standing.