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Last approved: Thu, 05 Apr 2018 08:01:21 GMT

Last edit: Wed, 04 Apr 2018 16:59:16 GMT

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ANS (Animal Science)
290
032595
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Professional Development for Animal Science Careers
ANS professional development
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Animal Science (11ANS)
Term Offering
Fall and Spring
Offered Every Year
Fall 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ANS 495Spring 201824
ANS 495Spring 20178
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
2
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture2
Course Attribute(s)


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

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Melissa Merrill
Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture4040NoNo comment
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Animal Science Majors Only

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11ANSCBSAnimal Science--BSElective
This course will teach students how to navigate the career decision-making process to make an informed decision and discuss career options in the field of Animal Science. The course will also help students evaluate and develop their professional competencies and skills.

Most students that come into the Animal Science major do not understand the careers available to them in the field. In addition, many students do not understand the importance of writing and updating their resumes and cover letters, team work, and oral and written communication skills. This course will help students discover how to effectively locate and analyze career information, write resumes and cover letters, assess their interests and values, and apply those skills and knowledge throughout their undergraduate degree.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
GEP Categories

Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
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Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
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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 as this is part of Dr. Merrill's regular course load.

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, student should be able to:



  • Assess and describe their interests, skills and values with respect to their career goals.

  • Discover career options in Animal Science and demonstrate how to locate and analyze career information.

  • Effectively communicate, both written and orally, personal accomplishments and information to employers.

  • Demonstrate how to effectively search for internships, jobs, and graduate/professional programs.

  • Apply the knowledge gained from the course to navigate the career decision-making process.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Attendance1 pt/classEach class attended will be 1 point
Written Assignment2 pts/journal entryThere will be 3 short journal entry assignments. Mostly fill in the blank from the textbook/workbook.
presentation15 pointsA group of 3-4 students will prepare a 10-12 minute presentation on a career area of interest and present it to the class.
Written Assignment15 pointsTwo guest speaker reflections, each worth 7.5 points. A student will select 2 of the guest speakers visiting the class working in a field that interests him/her and write a 1-2 page paper about that person's company, how that organization fits with the student's interest, and types of training and education needed for that career.
Written Assignment10 pointsWrite a resume and cover letter
Other15 pointsParticipate in a mock interview, prepare a well written 1-page summary of the company, write summary about feedback received after interview
Written Assignment5 pointsWrite action plan and identify long term and short term career goals
Other15 pointsWrite 3-4 page paper and give 5-6 minute oral presentation that summarize what you learned about yourself in the class, what resources were most useful, top career preferences, and how you will further develop skills to pursue those careers

aeherget (Mon, 05 Mar 2018 16:50:59 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email March 1, 2018.
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