Introduction to Agriscience and Leadership by ojf14405

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									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: psimpson@esu10.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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