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Animal Science

Course Number:
10, 11, 12  
Intro to Agriculture
Grad Standard(s):
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This course is designed to teach basic science concepts involved in the production of agriculutral animals. Included in this couse is animal behavior, classification, consumer concerns, animal welfare, genetics, reproduction, nutrition , meat science, paracites, and diseases. In addition we will be discussing some of the agricultural animals such as cattle, pigs, chickens, sheep, aquaculture, and alternative animal agiculture.
This course will include; field trips to a number of farms, dissections of different animals, poster projects and labs in which the class eats different foods from animals. Another assesment will be in the form of tests and quizes.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with animal management, nutrition, feeding, reproduction, disease, health, and marketing.

Large Animal Science
2015 Fall Semester
Time Periods 5 & 6
TC Ag Room
Mrs. Goblish

This class has two goals. The first is to introduce students to the broad field of animal science. The second is to develop an appreciation of the importance of the livestock in American Agriculture and to the American economy. The student should become acquainted with the basic principles of modern livestock production through discussions of animal anatomy, genetics and breeding, lactation, growth and body composition, and nutrition.

Class overview

1. Domestication and Importance of Livestock
2. Career Opportunities in Animal Science
3. Safety in Livestock Production
4. Livestock and the Environment
5. Anatomy, Physiology, Feeding, and Nutrition
6. Animal Breeding
7. Beef Cattle
8. Swine
9. Sheep and Goats
10. Poultry
11. Dairy
12. Horses
13. Alternative animals

Grading Scale
A 100-95%
A- 94-92%
B+ 91-89%
B 88-86%
B- 85-83%
C+ 82-80%
C 79-77%
C- 76-74%
D+ 73-71%
D 70-68%
D- 67-65%
F 64-00%

 Attendance is graded
i. 3 unexcused absences equals 1 grade deduction
ii. 3 unexcused tardy equals 1 absence
 Grade breakdown
i. Tests/ quizzes  50 %
ii. Homework  25%
iii. Labs/ Field Trips  25%
1. If unexcused absence from a field trip you lose all points for the day but does not count as one of your three
2. If excused you must type a one page paper over the field trip topic to be handed in by the end of the next week.
 If an assignment is not handed in by due date 0 points
 If an assignment is not completed by due date will receive points for finished material but that is all
 Dress appropriately for field trips

** Be Safe on field trips
** Listen to instructor, sub and each other
** Absent students will have two days to make up missed work
** Stay positive

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