ANSC 4500

ANSC 4500

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021. Courses of Study 2021-2022 is scheduled to publish by July 1.

This course provides an in-depth study of the reproductive anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of laboratory and companion animals. Species studied will include the cat, dog, rat, rabbit, chicken, Xenopus, zebrafish, and fruit fly, and students will make comparisons among species. We will examine the application of reproductive technologies to related wildlife species and the use of animal models for understanding reproductive function and dysfunction. The class period will be divided into a 1 hour lecture followed by 1 hour of discussions, group projects, and/or laboratory exercises. Close readings of scientific papers will be emphasized. In addition, students will be exposed to current research performed by CU faculty.  

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: ANSC 2400.

  • Describe the reproductive anatomy and physiology in mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, and insects using laboratory and companion animals as models.
  • Compare and contrast reproductive anatomy and physiology among species studied.
  • Evaluate contemporary scientific literature about reproductive biology.
  • Integrate data into a review of the scientific literature.
  • Create experiments with fruit flies to answer questions in reproductive biology.
  • Collaborate and lead group discussions on current research in reproductive biology.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  •  3200ANSC 4500  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person
    Prerequisites: ANSC 2400 or permission of instructor.