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Last approved: Sat, 13 May 2017 08:02:10 GMT

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ANS (Animal Science)
105
000507
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Introduction to Companion Animal Science
Intro Comp Animal Science
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science (11ANS)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Dr. Kimberly Ange-van Heugten
Teaching assistant professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture145145NoFall and Spring semesters
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC4040NoSummer offering
Restriction: Freshmen & Sophomores only
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11AGEDANSAg Ed-Animal ScienceElective
11AGESBSAgricultural ScienceElective
11ANSCBSAnimal ScienceElective
Companion animals are often considered family members. This course surveys the variation available in companion animals (dog breeds, cat breeds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, rabbits, pet pigs, ferrets, hamsters, gerbils, mice, rats, birds & newer pets such as hedgehogs, prairie dogs & sugar gliders) and then examines related human and animal issues in more depth. Biological explanations are stressed for understanding disease states and normal behaviors of companion animals. These explanations are discussed from the point of view of problem behaviors in the average home housing these animals. This course will help educate the students about companion animals so that both the animals and their human families will be happier and more productive members of society. ANS 105 will enable students to pick the pet or specific breed that is best for them so that pets and owners stay together. Restricted to Freshmen and Sophomores.

Updating syllabus to reflect Bloom's taxonomy in Student Learning Outcomes, syllabus regulation required wording and review for keeping on GEP Natural Sciences list.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Natural Sciences
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
At the end of this course, the student will be expected to be able to:
--compare and contrast the basic differences and similarities among companion animal species and then utilize basic scientific principles to differentiate how and why these animals function in today's society.
 
 
This outcome will be measured through online quizzes and exam questions such as that listed below.

"Define and deconstruct the process by which a dog can detect drugs, even when they are being hidden by other odors."
 
 
At the end of this course, the student will be expected to be able to:
--evaluate how and why problem behaviors can arise in dog and cat species and propose ways to address them.
 
 
This outcome will be measured through online quizzes and exam questions such as that listed below.

"List the four main types of canine aggression. Describe two of them in detail, indicating what they are and how they are used in today's society."
Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
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Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 

 
 

 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
Seats are restricted only to freshmen and sophomores as this is a 100-level, introductory course.
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
Yes
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
Restricted to Freshmen and Sophomores
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
Introduction to Companion Animals by Dr. Kimberly Ange-van Heugten
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See attached syllabus for topics
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
Up to 4 guest speakers will give lectures during normal class time.
No additional resources are needed as this course is part of Dr. Ange-van Heugten's normal teaching load.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the student will be expected to be able to:


1) Compare and contrast the basic differences and similarities among companion animal species & then utilize basic scientific principles to differentiate how (and why) these animals function in today’s society (GEP).


2) Recognize and provide the common attributes of many breeds of dogs and cats common to the USA;


3) Identify the living habits and behavior of companion animals and the husbandry methods required to meet the needs of these animals;


4) Summarize mammalian anatomy and physiology, especially of both dog and cat species;


5) Outline the basic biological concepts of nutrition, reproduction, genetics and diseases of companion animals (GEP);


6) Recall the basic training currently utilized for primarily dog and cat species;


7) Evaluate how and why problem behaviors can arise in dog and cat species and propose ways to address them;


8) Investigate and apply the legal regulations and policies to determine the best management techniques (in relationship to animal ownership and care);


9) Describe and explain emerging research on the special relationship that exists between humans and companion animals;


10) Utilize information from guest speaker presentations on various companion animal current topics to explore future career or ownership opportunities.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes3 @ 30 points each90 points
Multiple exams3 @ 100 points each300 points
Final Exam140 points1 comprehensive final exam
Attendance40 points3 or fewer unexcused absences:40 points
4 missed classes: 30 points
5 missed classes: 20 points
6 missed classes: 10 points
7+ missed classes: 0 points
Other100 points (Optional Research Term paper)(For those that wish to rectify a low exam grade, ANS 105 offers an optional research term paper to replace the low grade. (Please note – if you miss an exam – the paper will not replace an exam grade of 0). Guidelines are posted separately on moodle. If the guidelines are not followed precisely, this paper will not be graded. The paper is due on Monday Nov. 30th or before (e-mail distribution is fine). This could be a great way for many of you to enhance your class grade if needed.)
DiscussionUp to 40 points (if applicable)Discussion points might be assigned if the instructor asks students to write short opinion papers when directed
This course is being submitted for re-evaluation for GEP Natural Sciences.
aeherget (Wed, 25 Jan 2017 14:13:36 GMT): AECHH: Uploading syllabus at instructor's request via email 1/25/2017.
aeherget (Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:54:04 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 2/7/2017.
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