Animal Science – Dual Credit Class if Enrolled - ASI 1303 Course Syllabus, Fall 2009 I. Course Description Animal Management addresses production of livestock based on scientific principles. Principles of managing livestock in an economic and efficient manner will be studied. This course can be taken for dual credit through the Nebraska College of technical Agriculture for a fee. Students can earn 3 college credits if they enroll and pay for the class. II. Instructor Information Mr. Philip Simpson Phone: (308) 346-4150 at school, (308) 346-4225 at home E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org Best times to contact: 7:30-8:15 a.m. & 3:45-4:30 p.m. III. Instructional Materials Texts: Various Resources Recommended Materials: Each student needs to have a calculator, and a 3-ring folder for notes and record books. IV. Course Outline A. Animal Agriculture 1. Global trends in Animal Agriculture 2. Trends in Animal Product Consumption 3. Changes in U.S. Agriculture B. Current Issues 1. Animal products and human health 2. Animal welfare 3. Government policies 4. Ethics in biotechnology C. The Animal Sciences 1. Nutrition a. Terminology b. Nutrients c. Digestion 2. Environmental Physiology a. Feeder animals b. Animal growth 3. Animal Health & Behavior 4. Physiology of Reproduction 5. Genetics and Breeding 6. Animal Products a. Meat b. Milk V. Grading Tests and quizzes will be given on a regular basis and grades calculated on points accumulated. Lab and home work assignments will also be included in the final course grade as well as a mid term test and a comprehensive final. The grading scale for the college credit from NCTA is: 94 – 100 % = A+ 90 – 94% = A 86.7 – 90% = A- 83.3 – 86.7% = B+ 80 – 83.3% = B 76.3 – 80% = B- 73.3 – 76.3% = C+ 70 – 73.3% = C 66.7 - 70% = C- 63.3 – 66.7% =D+ 60 – 63.3% = D 0 - 60% = F All Students will be graded on the Burwell Public Schools grading scale as well. Those taking the class for dual credit will receive a grade for NCTA and BHS. Those not enrolled for dual credit will only be graded on the BHS scale. This course transfers to UNL as Animal Science 250, but a student must earn a C or higher on the NCTA grading scale for it to transfer. VI. Homework For each assignment I will announce if it is due at the beginning or end of the next class. (if you are in doubt, assume that it is at the beginning of class.) If you do not have your homework in on time, you automatically lose 25% of the points and have until the beginning of the next class meeting to turn it in. If it is not turned in at that time, you lose all credit for that assignment. Some assignments are important enough to your success in this class that I believe you must complete them and I will make arrangements with you to insure that you do. If you miss class, we will follow the procedure in the student handbook. If it is lab activity, you will be required to make up a related assignment since the lab or field trip may not be reproducible. VII. Classroom Procedures Student expectations will be outlined in an expectation contract given to the students the first week of school.
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