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Animal Science (AN SC)

AN SC 037 Horse and Man (2) Relationship of horse and man; development of breeds; use, adaptability, and economic importance of the horse in today's society.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 097 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 098 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 100 (GN) Introduction to Animal Industries (3) Students will study the biology, production systems, terminology, and emerging issues of the N. American animal industries.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 107 Introduction to Equine Science and the Equine Industry (2) Prepare students to proceed into further studies in equine science by providing background to communicate effectively with educators and industry.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
 

AN SC 107 Introduction to Equine Science and the Equine Industry (3) Facilitate participants' exploration of equine science and industry; providing knowledge that will allow effective participation and communication in this field.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
 

AN SC 110S Contemporary Issues in Animal Biotechnology and Society (1) An introductory survey of animal biotechnology in society, the role for biotechnology and how it will benefit society.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 117 Equine Marketing (2) Principles of marketing and event planning including marketing systems, advertising, management systems, team building and other aspects of conducting a purebred livestock sale. Students learn through the planning and conducting of the annual Penn State Equine Science Showcase and Registered Quarter Horse Sale.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 197 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 198 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 201 Animal Science (4) Scope of animal and poultry science; genetic, physiological, nutritional, and health factors in food production.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 207 (FD SC 207) Animal Products Technology (2) Composition, safety, palatability, preservation, and processing of foods from animals, impact of animal production, and handling practices on product properties.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 208 (FD SC 208) Animal Products Technology Laboratory (1) Harvesting and processing of foods from animals; hands-on and demonstration exercises; industry procedures for processing meat, milk, and egg products.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: or concurrent:AN SC 207  

AN SC 211 Introduction to Avian Biology (3) Introduces the biology of birds; lectures, laboratories on anatomy and function, incubation, breeding, disease control, management techniques, and student projects.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

AN SC 213 Introduction to Animal Biotechnology (3) An introduction to the multidisciplinary area of animal biotechnology: from molecular, genetic, genomics and development issues to their technological applications.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201, BIOL 110, CHEM 110, CHEM 112  

AN SC 215 (GS) Pets in Society (3) Introduction to the varied roles that companion animals play in human society and their impact on human activity and well-being.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 217 Introduction to Horse Judging (2) Introductory analysis of halter and performance classes of stock-type horses, with emphasis on conformation, gaits, patterns, and oral reasons.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 225 Introduction to Dairy Judging (1) Training in the visual evaluation of dairy cattle and practice in defending decisions through oral reasons.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 226 Meat Selection and Grading (2) Training in identifying, grading, and judging carcasses and wholesale cuts of meat and in selection and identification of specification cuts.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 290W Careers in Animal Agriculture (1) A description and analysis of career opportunities in the animal sciences and allied industries.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 291 Externship with Animal Science Business (1-2 per semester/maximum of 4) Students will obtain a one-week on site work experience with an animal-related agribusiness.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 298 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 300 (GN) Integrated Animal Biology (3) An integrated study of the biology of domestic animal growth and the underlying cellular, endocrine and immune systems involved.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 011 andBIOL 012 orBIOL 110 ; at least third-semester standing  

AN SC 301 Principles of Animal Nutrition (3) Nutrients and their metabolism; the nutritional requirements of livestock; the nutritional value of various feeds; principles of ration formulation.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: CHEM 202 orCHEM 210  

AN SC 305 Companion Animal Nutrition (3) Principles of care and nutrition and contemporary importance of companion animals with emphasis on canine and feline species.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 306 Swine Production and Management (3) Application of the principles of enterprise and facility development, operations management, quality control, public relations, marketing for the efficient operation of a swine production business.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 308 Sheep and Goat Production and Management (4) Application of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, health, facilities, marketing, and product development, to animal production agriculture.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 309 Beef Cattle Production and Management (4) Application of principles of nutrition, breeding, physiology, health, facilities, and marketing to produce and manage beef efficiently.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 310 Dairy Cattle Production and Management (3) Principles of dairy management including the dairy industry and control points associated with nutrition, genetics, lactation, reproduction, and housing.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 311 Poultry Production and Management (3) The application of fundamental concepts and preparation for careers in the economically integrated commercial poultry industry.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 311 Poultry Production and Management (3) The application of fundamental concepts and preparation for careers in the economically integrated commercial poultry industry.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: AN SC 100  

AN SC 315 Small Animal Health and Disease (3) Introduction to the principles of small animal health, including the recogniti recognition, prevention and control of common small animal diseases.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: MICRB 106 orMICRB 201 or permission of program  

AN SC 317 Horse Handling and Training (3) Responses of horses to various stimuli during the training period. Laboratory exercises involve extensive practice with young horses.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 327 and approved level of horsemanship  

AN SC 322 Animal Genetics and Selection (3) Fundamental principles of genetics as applied to breeding farm animals.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 orBIOL 011 andBIOL 012  

AN SC 322H Animal Genetics and Selection - Honors (3) Fundamental principles of genetics as applied to breeding farm animals.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: BIOL 110 orBIOL 011 andBIOL 012  

AN SC 324 Value Determination of Meat Animals (3) Live animal and carcass evaluation of cattle, sheep, and swine to determine value of market animals and meat products.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 327 Horse Production and Management (3) Principles of selection, breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of horses; emphasis on light horses.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 350 Dairy Problem Solving (2) Students will use dairy records to analyze herd performance in order to identify bottlenecks for higher productivity.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: or concurrent:AN SC 310  

AN SC 395 Animal Science Internship (1-12) Supervised field experience and study related to the student's major professional interest. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: Animal Sciences majors; 6 credits in major plus approval of proposed assignment by instructor prior to advance registration deadline in semester preceding the semester in which the assignment is to be completed  

AN SC 397 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 398 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 399 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

AN SC 405 Advanced Canine Nutrition and Management (3) Application of biological principles to the care and nutrition of dogs; interactive discussions of contemporary nutrition and management issues.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 305 or permission of the program  

AN SC 407 Advanced Horse Management (3) Detailed study of anatomy and physiology of the horse as related to nutrition, reproduction, athletic ability, unsoundness and control of diseases and parasites. Detailed discussion of management practices, facility design and contemporary issues.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 327  

AN SC 410 Advanced Dairy Herd Management (4) Application of dairy herd management principles using case studies and actual dairy farm situations.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 310  

AN SC 413 Transgenic Biology (3) The principles and concepts used to generate genetically engineered animals by pronuclear, knockout, and cloning methods; and applied biotechnology applications.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: B M B 211 orBIOL 230W andAN SC 322 orBIOL 222  

AN SC 415 Companion Animal Behavior (3) Detailed study of companion animal behavior; including individual, developmental, and environmental bases of behavior with applied demonstration and discussion.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

AN SC 417 Horse Judging (2) Evaluation and selection of halter and performance horses, and presentation of oral reasons.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 217  

AN SC 418 (SOILS 418, AGECO 418) Nutrient Management in Agricultural Systems (3) Comprehensive review of nutrient flow in animal agricultural systems, environmental regulations, and environmental stewardship practices.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 419W Applied Animal Welfare (3) Assessment of management practices impacting animal welfare; devoted to livestock species, companion animals, captive exotic species, and animals in research.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201 or 6 credits of biology  

AN SC 420 Animal Nutrition and Feed Technology (4) Feedstuff evaluation, quality control, handling, storage: life cycle feeding of beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 301  

AN SC 421 Poultry Evaluation and Selection (2) Introduction and application of standards and principles used to evaluate live poultry and poultry products.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: permission of program  

AN SC 422 Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Selection (3) Methods used in evaluation of production and type traits and their role in selecting dairy breeding stock domestically and internationally.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 322  

AN SC 423 Comparative Physiology of Domestic Animals (3) A comparative approach to understanding body function in domesticated avian and mammalian species.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 110  

AN SC 424 Livestock Breeding Evaluation and Selection (3) Evaluation and selection of beef cattle, sheep, swine, and horses; critical analysis of performance records and genetic evaluations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 324  

AN SC 425 (VB SC 425) Principles of Avian Diseases (3) Principles of pathogenesis and control of diseases in poultry and other avian populations. Case material used where appropriate.
Effective: Summer 2013 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: AN SC 201, BIOL 110 4 credits in microbiology and 3 credits of anatomy and/or physiology  

AN SC 425 (VB SC 425) Principles of Avian Diseases (3) Principles of pathogenesis and control of diseases in poultry and other avian populations. Case material used where appropriate.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: MICRB 106 andMICRB 107 orMICRB 201 andMICRB 202   Concurrent: AN SC 211 AN SC 311

AN SC 426 Advanced Judging and Selection (2 per semester, maximum of 4) Development of critical thinking and communication skills through evaluation and selection of animals and animal products.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 322  

AN SC 427 Milk Secretion (3) Development and physiology of the mammary gland and factors which affect the amount and composition of milk produced.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201  

AN SC 429 Advanced Beef Cattle Production (3) Application of scientific and business principles to practical production and management issues using case studies or selected live settings.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 309  

AN SC 431W Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction (4) Physiological processes of reproduction in animals, including the use of current and emerging technologies.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits in animal physiology  

AN SC 432 Techniques in Cattle Reproduction (1) Demonstration and practice in cattle artifical insemination technique and semen handling. Instruction in reproductive systems anatomy, estrous cycle and estrus synchronization programs.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: AN SC 309 orAN SC 310  

AN SC 437 (AEE 437) Equine Facilitated Therapy (3) Equine Facilitated Therapy uses equine-related activities to contribute positively to the wellbeing of people with disabilities.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 327  

AN SC 447 Applied Equine Behavior (3) Theory and application of behavior principles as they apply to horses in free- running and domestic situations.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 201, AN SC 327 and fifth-semester standing; or fifth-semester standing and six credits in biology; or permisssion of the instructor  

AN SC 450 Dairy Farm Management Systems (3) Capstone course emphasizing integration of dairy farm management principles into whole farm systems.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 310, AN SC 350, AN SC 410 ; or permission of program  

AN SC 451 Dairy Systems Analysis (1-2 per semester/maximum of 2) Students will evaluate all systems of a working dairy farm business.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 310 prerequisite or concurrent:AN SC 410   Concurrent: AN SC 450 prerequisite or concurrent: AN SC 410

AN SC 457 Equine Reproduction and Breeding Farm Management (3) Advanced aspects of equine reproduction will be covered, including collection of semen, processing it for shipment, and insemination of mares.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 327  

AN SC 467W Equine Nutrition and Feeding (3) Equine gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology; energy and nutrient requirements for body functions; applied interrelationships between nutrition, health, and performance.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 301  

AN SC 477 Riding Instructor Training (1) Management of equestrian riding lessons, teaching techniques, lesson plans, program planning, time management, and handling of mounted groups.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: AN SC 327 ; a demonstrable level of horsemanship  

AN SC 479 (BIOL 479) General Endocrinology (3) Endocrine mechanisms regulating the morphogenesis, homeostasis, and functional integration of animals.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: BIOL 141 orBIOL 472  

AN SC 494 Undergraduate Research (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Independent undergraduate research directed by an Animal Science faculty supervisor.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: junior or senior status approval of an Animal Science faculty supervisor and approval of the Undergraduate Program Coordinator.  

AN SC 494H Honors Thesis Research (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) Independent study directed by faculty supervisor culminating in an Animal Science honors thesis.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: junior or senior status in the Schreyers Honors College and permission of an Animal Science honors advisor.  

AN SC 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

AN SC 499 (IL) Foreign Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

NOTE: Also see course listed under Animal Nutrition, Poultry Science, and Veterinary Science.

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