ANSC 4940

ANSC 4940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester begins. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

When Offered Fall, Spring.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: undergraduates.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Nutrition of Felids and Canids

  •  3073ANSC 4940  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    Prerequisite: ANSC 2120. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on cat and dog nutrition to prepare them for careers in animal nutrition research, veterinary medicine and the pet food industry. The course is divided into 5 modules. The first part of the course discusses the ingredient and nutrient requirements of felids and canids by teaching students to integrate knowledge of evolutionary feeding habits, gastrointestinal anatomy, digestive processes and nutrient metabolism. The second part covers practical feedings of both domestic and exotic felids and canids through the teaching of feed ingredient sourcing and processing, and the pet food manufacturing regulations. The third and final part of the course focusses on metabolic disorders of nutrient metabolism. The course modality will include a mix of face to face and online dialogue. Learning activities will consist of daily student reflections, designing hypothesis-driven questions, discussing peer-reviewed articles, preparing mini videos, and presenting a final project.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • Topic: Communicate Animal Science

  • 18742ANSC 4940  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Course that provides students the training and ability to enhance public literacy of domestic animal agriculture. Class participants will work together to develop a pre-recorded podcast called “Ruminate On This”, which will serve as a public engagement platform to connect scientists with communities that care to learn more about animals in agriculture. Students will identify gaps in scientific knowledge, pinpoint common misconceptions, survey and interview researchers and concerned community members, develop narratives for recording, provide narration, edit audio recordings, respond to public questions and comments via social media, and perform routine assessments. Podcasts will be centered on the dairy industry and may include discussions focused contemporary farm management, sustainability initiatives, antibiotic resistance, dairy foods and human health, population growth and dairy food security, and climate change.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Graded

  • Topic: Communicate Animal Science

  • 20589ANSC 4940  LAB 402

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • McFadden, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Course that provides students the training and ability to enhance public literacy of domestic animal agriculture. Class participants will work together to develop a pre-recorded podcast called “Ruminate On This”, which will serve as a public engagement platform to connect scientists with communities that care to learn more about animals in agriculture. Students will identify gaps in scientific knowledge, pinpoint common misconceptions, survey and interview researchers and concerned community members, develop narratives for recording, provide narration, edit audio recordings, respond to public questions and comments via social media, and perform routine assessments. Podcasts will be centered on the dairy industry and may include discussions focused contemporary farm management, sustainability initiatives, antibiotic resistance, dairy foods and human health, population growth and dairy food security, and climate change.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Nutrition of Felids and Canids

  • 20780ANSC 4940  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Trottier, N

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: ANSC 2120.The purpose of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation of knowledge on cat and dog nutrition to prepare them for careers in animal nutrition research, veterinary medicine and the pet food industry. The course is divided into 5 modules. The first part of the course discusses the ingredient and nutrient requirements of felids and canids by teaching students to integrate knowledge of evolutionary feeding habits, gastrointestinal anatomy, digestive processes and nutrient metabolism. The second part covers practical feedings of both domestic and exotic felids and canids through the teaching of feed ingredient sourcing and processing, and the pet food manufacturing regulations. The third and final part of the course focusses on metabolic disorders of nutrient metabolism. The course modality will include a mix of face to face and online dialogue. Learning activities will consist of daily student reflections, designing hypothesis-driven questions, discussing peer-reviewed articles, preparing mini videos, and presenting a final project.