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Change Type
Major
ANS (Animal Science)
493
000600
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Research Experience in the Animal Sciences
Research Exp
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)
Remote Location/Site Based
Arranged by student
Grading Method
Credit Only (S/U)
1-3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Research3
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
Yes
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6
Paul Siciliano
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Research2020NoEach student arranges his/her own individualized research experience that is approved by the research supervisor, the academic advisor and the course instructor
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
RSC00NoN/A

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
This course provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in a scientific research program. A minimum of 45 hours must be completed for each credit hour earned, with 3 credit hours maximum for each experience. The experience must be arranged by the student and approved by the Department of Animal Science prior to the start of the experience. To gain approval, a student must submit the completed ANS 493 contract and have it approved by his/her research supervisor, academic advisor and the ANS 493 coordinator. In addition to the work described in the contract, a student will complete a series of reflective assignments during and at the end of the experience.

We wanted to make the number of hours devoted to internships, research and teaching all equitable, which it was not prior to this revision. Students who wanted 1 hour of credit for an internship needed more contact hours than students wanting 1 hour of credit for being a teaching assistant or doing a research project. In addition, we were asked by Dr. Barbara Kirby to revise our experience courses based on the experience a student was doing instead of an internal vs. external experience. Therefore, we are revising our 492 course to cover professional internship experiences, the 493 course to cover research experiences and creating a new course, ANS 494, to cover teaching experiences.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

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:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

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
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
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)
 

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.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new resources are needed.

This course provides an opportunity for students to gain real-world experience in a scientific research program and to reflect on that experience in relation to their academic and career interests and goals.


Student Learning Outcomes

After completing ANS 493, students should be able to:



  • Describe the goal of the research project and his/her specific role in that project.

  • Describe the professional competencies and knowledge he/she developed or deepened through the research experience.

  • Explain how he/she applied formal in-class experiences to the research experience.

  • Describe how the research experience contributed to the achievement of his/her academic or career goals.

  • Explain how his/her understanding of the nature and practice of science was impacted by the research experience.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment50%The first assignment (20%), due prior to initiating the experience, involves describing, in detail, the nature of the learning experience and the student’s expectations for that experience. The second assignment (30%), due approximately half way through the experience, involves a detailed reflection on knowledge and skills gained or deepened during the experience as well as how the student’s academic studies relate to the learning experience, and what needs to be changed or improved before the experience concludes.
presentation50%The final assignment, due after the experience has been completed, involves creating a scripted 3-5 minute video or narrated PowerPoint presentation detailing the experience with a reflection component about what the student learned from the experience and how the student has grown academically, personally and professionally, as a result of the experience.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/AN/AN/A
Requested revisions to syllabus made.

NOTE: We are wanting to set contact hours per credit hour the same for these 3 different experiences for students if possible, so that 45 contact hours will equate to 1 credit hour no matter if the student completes an internship, a research project, or is an undergraduate teaching assistant.
aeherget (Thu, 10 Nov 2016 19:13:27 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email. 11/10/2016
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