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Animal Sciences: Undergraduate Programs

Curriculum Review Project Worksheet

The following is an inventory of the desired outcomes listed with an accounting for the courses in which the student will be exposed to the topic/skill.  The specific methods by which an assessment of the outcomes will be measured if listed as "embedded in the course" will be provided.  The first line describes the outcome, the second line indicates the course(s) in which the topic/skill is contained.  The third line is the type of assesement used (compilation of this information is ongoing, some courses have not yet been examined). All outcome goals for each option are listed – thus many of the lines are repeated between the options. 

Generally, courses that utilize passing exam grades as an assessment are the very introductory courses or those outside of the department that are an integral part of the student’s education but courses for which the Animal Sciences Department has no input.  This document represents an ongoing review and compilation of information.

Students majoring in ANIMAL SCIENCES will

  • Possess effective oral and written expression       
    ANS 370
    embedded in course
  • Demonstrate problem solving and critical thinking skills    
    ANS 301, ANS 370, AREC 315
    embedded in course

Program-specific outcomes for students with an emphasis in the ANIMAL INDUSTRY OPTION

  • Understand the functional role of animals in production and companion ecosystems
    ANS 102, ANS 202, ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 316, ANS 420
  • Understand how animals interact with their environment
    ANS 220, ANS 409
  • Understand animal growth and development
    ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 477
  • Understand genetic expression and inheritance of traits
    PLS 312
  • Understand how animals have evolved, and the diversity within the Animal Kingdom
    BIO 181, ANS 102, ANS 270
  • Understand how humans improve animals through use of scientific technologies
    ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 409, ANS 477
  • Understand the direct and indirect contributions of animals to human economic systems
    ANS 202, ANS 270, ANS 477
  • Understand the relationship of animal welfare, food safety and disease in related aspects of animal and human health
    ANS 340, ANS 380, ANS 420, ANS 443, ANS 444
  • Display working knowledge of marketing theory and practice
    BNAD 303
  • Understand human resource regulations and issues
    ANS 446
    embedded on course
  • Understand legal issues and regulations affecting business operations
    ANS 447
    exam
  • Understand basic accounting theories
    ACCT 200
  • Understand basic financial and economic strategies used in business
    ANS 301
    embedded on course
  • Understand economic concepts and analytic tools used in agribusiness
    AREC 315
  • Apply basic principles of Animal Science to meat animal production or milk production
    ANS 202, ANS 210, ANS 315
  • Apply an understanding and appreciation for growth performance of meat animal production and lactation performance for milk production
    ANS 220, ANS 334, ANS 336A, ANS 477
  • Integrate and apply the general principles of meat animal production to specific industry segments.
    ANS 202, ANS 210, ANS 380, ANS 420
  • Develop an awareness of the history, current conditions, and future challenges associated with animal science and production on a local and global scale
    ANS 220, ANS 315, ANS 477, ANS 380

Program-specific outcomes for students with an emphasis in the SCIENCE/PRE-PROFESSIONAL OPTION

  • Understand the functional role of animals in production and companion ecosystems
    ANS 102, ANS 202, ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 316, ANS 420
  • Understand how animals interact with their environment
    ANS 220, ANS 409
  • Understand animal growth and development
    ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 477
  • Understand genetic expression and inheritance of traits 
    PLS 312
  • Understand how animals have evolved, and the diversity within the Animal Kingdom
    BIO 181, ANS 102, ANS 270
  • Understand how humans improve animals through use of scientific technologies
    ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 409, ANS 477
  • Understand the direct and indirect contributions of animals to human economic systems
    ANS 202, ANS 270, ANS 477
  • Understand the relationship of animal welfare, food safety and disease in related aspects of animal and human health
    ANS 340, ANS 380, ANS 420, ANS 443, ANS 444
  • Qualify for entry into professional program of interest
    admission rate into advanced degree programs
  • Understand basic physiology and chemistry as applied to animal systems
    ANS 315, ANS 334, 336A, VSC 400, all basic sciences courses
  • Understand basic tenets of science, discovery and deductive reasoning
  • Display working knowledge for acquiring information required for problem-solving
  • Apply scientific knowledge for problem-solving in the animal industry  
    ANS 443
  • Understand human resource regulations and issues
    ANS 446
    embedded in course
  • Understand economic concepts and analytic tools used in agribusiness
    AREC 315

Program-specific outcomes for students with an emphasis in the EQUINE OPTION

  • Understand the functional role of animals in production and companion ecosystems
    ANS 102, ANS 202, ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 316, ANS 420
  • Understand how animals interact with their environment
    ANS 220, ANS 409
  • Understand animal growth and development
    ANS 210, ANS 220, ANS 477
  • Understand genetic expression and inheritance of traits 
    PLS 312
  • Understand how animals have evolved, and the diversity within the Animal Kingdom
    BIO 181, ANS 102, ANS 270
  • Understand how humans improve animals through use of scientific technologies
    ANS 220, ANS 270, ANS 409, ANS 477
  • Understand the direct and indirect contributions of animals to human economic systems
    ANS 202, ANS 270, ANS 477
  • Understand the relationship of animal welfare, food safety and disease in related aspects of animal and human health
    ANS 340, ANS 380, ANS 420, ANS 443, ANS 444
  • Display working knowledge of marketing theory and practice
    BNAD 303
  • Understand human resource regulations and issues
    ANS 446
    embedded in course
  • Understand legal issues and regulations affecting business operations
    ANS 447
    exam
  • Understand basic accounting theories
    ACCT 200
  • Understand basic financial and economic strategies used in business
    ANS 301
    embedded in course
  • Understand economic concepts and analytic tools used in agribusiness
    AREC 315
  • Understand today’s diverse equine industry
    ANS 270
  • Understand basic concepts associated with equine production and management
    ANS 316, ANS 475
  • Understand basic business management principles to effectively manage an equine operation
    ANS 475
  • Develop concepts and skills for problem-solving and appropriate management integration in areas of safe and efficient horse handling, nutrition and reproduction
    ANS 272, ANS 316, ANS 431, ANS 475

Program-specific outcomes for students with an emphasis in the RACE TRACK INDUSTRY PROGRAM Option (the outcomes listed here are an expanded and detailed version of those listed on the opening page)

  • Identify the types of events on which pari-mutuel wagering is allowed and the species and breeds used in those events
    ANS 142
    exam
  • Understand the inter-relationships between the parties involved in the conduct of racing and wagering and how each affect the ultimate customer
    ANS 142, ANS 345, ANS 441
    embedded in course
  • Understand the roles of the organizations and associations which represent the various stakeholders involved in racing
    ANS 142, ANS 345, ANS 441
    exam
  • Understand the activities and the different parties and their roles involved in the regulation of racing and pari-mutuel wagering
    ANS 433
    embedded in course
  • Understand the legal framework that supports the regulatory activity controlling the conduct of racing and pari-mutuel wagering
    ANS 345
    exam
  • Understand the various distribution channels of the racing and pari-mutuel products
    ANS 441, ANS 443
    exam
  • Understand the revenue model used in racing and pari-mutuel wagering in North America and how the various distribution channels affect the amount of revenue generated
    ANS 441, ANS 443
    embedded in course
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic slot machine operations and management
    ANS 442
    exam
  • Demonstrate knowledge of slot machine regulation and the differences and similarities between that model and the one used for racing regulation
    ANS 433
    exam
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the operation and management of the racing department
    ANS 342
    embedded in course
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how races are written, planned and formed
    ANS 342
    embedded in course
  • Understand the race types written in this country
    ANS 342
    embedded in course
  • Understand the public perception issues regarding racing and pari-mutuel wagering
    ANS 340
    embedded in course
  • Identify animal welfare issues as compared to animal rights issues
    ANS 340
    exam
  • Understand the relationship between the general media and the racing industry
    ANS 340
    embedded in course
  • Demonstrate various methods of dealing with and using the media to present a message
    ANS 340
    embedded in course
  • Understand how racing is conducted in countries other than the United States
    ANS 441
    embedded in course
  • Understand human resource management systems, practices and laws
    ANS 446
    embedded in course
  • Understand general aspects of law affecting business such as contracts, anti-trust, property law, torts and dispute resolution
    ANS 477
    exam
  • Understand financial analysis, budgeting and accounting
    ANS 301, ANS 441, ANS 442
    embedded in course
  • Understand business strategy formulation and positioning an organization in order to attempt to gain a competitive advantage
    ANS 301, ANS 442
    embedded in course

RTIP Business Path students will also:

  • Understand management theory and practices such as: goal setting, team processes and control, leadership, bases and types of power, motivation
    ANS 302
    embedded in course
  • Understand marketing theory and practices
    BNAD 303
  • Understand proper business communication and writing
    ENGL 307
  • Understand business math and statistics
    required statistics course
  • Understand managerial accounting
    ACCT 210

RTIP Equine Path students will also:

  • Understand the process of equine growth and development
    ANS 270
  • Understand genetic expression and inheritance of traits
    PLS 312
  • Understand equine health and soundness issues
    ANS 270,  ANS 370
    embedded in course
  • Understand the equine marketing and bloodstock industry
    ANS 444
  • Understand equine production,  management, and facility design
    ANS 316, ANS 475
    embedded in course
  • Understand equine nutrition
    ANS 431
  • Demonstrate proper equine handling techniques
    ANS 271A, ANS 272, ANS 273, ANS 371
    embedded in course
  • Understand equine anatomy and physiology
    ANS 272, ANS 370
    embedded in course
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