The Washington State University Catalog

Courses with the A S Prefix

The online catalog includes the most recent changes to courses and degree requirements that have been approved by the Faculty Senate, including changes that are not yet effective. Courses showing two entries of the same number indicate that the course information is changing. The most recently approved version is shown first, followed by the older version, in gray, with its last-effective term preceding the course title. Courses shown in gray with only one entry of the course number are being discontinued.

Courses

Animal Sciences (ANIM_SCI / A S)

101 Introductory Animal Science 3 (2-3) Types and breeds of livestock, terminology, methods, management systems, techniques of animal and poultry production and consumer impact. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

166 Young Horse Handling 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 101. Effective horse handling skills and techniques; safety for both horse and human will be emphasized and prioritized throughout the course. Typically offered Fall and Spring. S, F grading.

172 Dairy Cattle Management Laboratory 1 (0-3) Management practices associated with a dairy enterprise. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. S, F grading.

174 Beef Cow Calf Management Laboratory 1 (0-3) Management practices associated with a beef cow calf enterprise for students without experience. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. S, F grading.

178 Swine Management Laboratory 1 (0-3) Management practices associated with a swine enterprise. Field trip and special clothing required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. S, F grading.

180 Animal Sciences Orientation 1 Animal sciences as a profession; career opportunities, curriculum, advisement, internships, externships, animal centers, special services centers, and course requirements. Typically offered Fall.

205 [BSCI] [B] Companion Animal Nutrition 3 Biological concepts with application in nutrition of pet animals, including evolution and selection of pet species and their nutrient requirements. Typically offered Spring.

260 Live Animal and Carcass Evaluation 3 (1-6) Basic principles of live animal and carcass evaluation. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

266 Equine Management 2 Foundational learning of best practices in equine management. Typically offered Spring.

274 Beef Feedlot Systems 2 (1-3) Overview of feeding management, feed milling and batching, animal health, and economics of the commercial cattle feeding business. One 1-day field trip. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

280 Animal Science and Society: Current Topics 1 (0-2) A discussion of the products, science, and management of animal agriculture and how they relate to, and impact, society. Typically offered Spring.

285 Rights and Welfare of Animals 3 Ethical considerations and welfare of animals used as companions, for food, and in scientific research. Recommended preparation: BIOLOGY 102 or 106 or concurrent enrollment. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

313 Feeds and Feeding 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; MATH 106, 107, 140, 171, 172, 182, or 202. Utilization, practices, requirements, nutritive characteristics, and calculations of rations for animals. Field trip required. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

314 Principles of Nutrition 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 102 or 106. Digestion, absorption, metabolism, and function of nutrients. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

330 Animal Genetics 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 107; STAT 212. Basic genetic concepts and methods for the genetic improvement of Mendelian and polygenic traits in animals. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

330 (Effective through Summer 2015) Animal Genetics 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: STAT 212; BIOLOGY 106. Basic genetic concepts and methods for the genetic improvement of Mendelian and polygenic traits in animals. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

345 Introduction to Animal Growth and Development 3 Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 101; BIOLOGY 106. Animal structure, composition, whole body and cellular growth, prenatal and postnatal growth; emphasis on skeletal muscle, bone and adipose tissue. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

346 Introduction to Skeletal Muscle Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106. Structure, function and regulation of skeletal muscle; embryonic, neonatal, postnatal growth/atrophy; muscle-specific proteins. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

350 Physiology of Reproduction 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107; CHEM 102 or 106. Anatomy and physiology of reproductive organs; hormones of reproduction; production of gametes; artificial insemination; fertilization; prenatal development; fertility and infertility. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

351 Physiology of Reproduction Laboratory 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 350 or concurrent enrollment. Laboratory and field techniques used in animal reproduction involving hormones, artificial insemination, semen evaluation and pregnancy. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

360 Meat Science 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 107. Anatomy, slaughter, classification, and processing of meat animal species. Special clothing and equipment required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

378 Advanced Livestock and Meat Selection and Evaluation 2 (0-6) May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 260. Principles and practices of livestock and meat selection and evaluation. Off-campus and weekend participation required.

380 Careers in Animal Science 1 Course Prerequisite: Certified major in Animal Sciences; junior standing. Issues and preparation for careers in animal sciences areas.

398 Cooperative Education Externship V 2 (0-6) to 8 (0-24) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 8 hours. Cooperative education externship in livestock production or related field. Typically offered Summer Session. S, F grading.

399 Practicum V 1-8 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Directed internship in livestock production and related fields conducted at WSU centers on or off campus. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

408 [M] Ruminant Nutrition 3 Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313. Anatomy, physiology, and metabolism in ruminant animals. Typically offered Spring.

440 [M] Physiology of Domestic Animals 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107. Basic animal functions; relationship and difference between domestic animals; measurement of functional processes. Typically offered Fall.

451 [M] Endocrine Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107; one of the following: ANIM SCI 440, BIOLOGY 352, MBIOS 303, or MBIOS 401. Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of endocrine systems and hormone action; emphasis on comparative, veterinary, and biomedical models. Credit not granted for both ANIM SCI 451 and ANIM SCI 551. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

454 Artificial Insemination and Pregnancy Detection 2 (1-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 351. Techniques in semen handling, insemination and pregnancy detection in cattle. Special clothing required. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

460 Advanced Meat Science 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: CHEM 102 or 106; junior standing. Structure and development of skeletal muscle, postmortem biological changes, meat quality, meat processing, food safety, and meat industry. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

460 (Effective through Summer 2015) Advanced Meat Science 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 345, 346, or 360. Structure and development of skeletal muscle, postmortem biological changes, meat quality, meat processing, food safety, and meat industry. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

464 [CAPS] [M] Companion Animal Management 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Care and management of companion animal species throughout the life cycle, including nutrition, reproduction, exercise and behavior. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

472 [M] Dairy Cattle Management 3 Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350. Principles of breeding, feeding, and management of dairy cattle. Field trip required. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

473 [M] Advanced Dairy Management 3 (1-6) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 472. Current dairy record keeping and database management systems. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

474 [CAPS] [M] Beef Cattle Production 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350. Breeding, feeding, and management; commercial and purebred enterprises; management of beef cattle on ranges, pastures and in the feedlot. Field trip required. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

478 [M] Swine Production 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: ANIM SCI 313; ANIM SCI 330; ANIM SCI 350. Principles of breeding, feeding, management, and marketing of swine. Field trips and special clothing required. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

480 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

485 [M] Applied Animal Behavior 3 (2-3) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106; BIOLOGY 107; STAT 212; junior standing. Application of scientific principles governing animal behavior to practical aspects of animal housing, breeding, handling, training, and care. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

488 [M] Perspectives in Biotechnology 3 Course Prerequisite: MBIOS 301 or ANIM SCI 330. Theory and application of biotechnology in agriculture, industry, and medicine; methodological, environmental, social, and economic concerns. Credit not granted for both ANIM SCI 488 and ANIM SCI 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

495 Research in Animal Sciences V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Planned and supervised undergraduate research experience.

499 Special Problems V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, F grading.

500 Seminar in Animal Sciences 1 May be repeated for credit. Current developments in animal sciences. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

501 Milk, Meat, and Methane: Contemporary Animal Production Issues 3 Provides knowledge and understanding of livestock issues that affect contemporary livestock production.

504 Special Topics V 1-4 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 12 hours. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

507 Advanced Nutrient Metabolism 3 Advanced topics in metabolic regulation of carbohydrate, fat and amino acid use by animals.

510 Digestion and Nutrient Utilization in Animals 3 (2-3) Gastrointestinal physiology, rate of passage, feed intake regulation, measures of digestibility, starch, fat and nonstarch polysaccharide, and digestion and utilization of nutrients.

513 Mineral and Vitamin Metabolism 4 Absorption, excretion, metabolism, dietary requirements and interactions of minerals and vitamins in animals and humans. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

520 Preparation of Scientific Literature in Animal Sciences 2 Preparation of grant proposals, manuscripts, and literature reviews on research topics. Typically offered Spring.

528 Topics in Animal Breeding 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 4 hours. Systems of selection and mating for genetic improvement in farm animals.

551 [M] Endocrine Physiology 3 Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry of endocrine systems and hormone action; emphasis on comparative, veterinary, and biomedical models. Credit not granted for both ANIM SCI 451 and ANIM SCI 551. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

558 Molecular and Cellular Reproduction 3 (2-2) State of the art concepts of the molecular, cellular, and physiological aspects of mammalian reproduction. (Crosslisted course offered as MBIOS 528, ANIM SCI 558). Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

581 Stem Cell Biology, Therapeutics and Regenerative Medicine 3 Provides information on the latest cutting edge research in the areas of stem cell biology and tissue regeneration; covers stem cell therapeutics, gene transfer vectors and methods for isolating, characterizing, and generating stem cells. (Course offered as PHARMSCI 581, ANIM SCI 581). Typically offered Spring.

582 Seminar in Reproductive Biology 1 Current developments in reproductive biology. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students. S, F grading.

588 [M] Perspectives in Biotechnology 3 Theory and application of biotechnology in agriculture, industry, and medicine; methodological, environmental, social, and economic concerns. Credit not granted for both ANIM SCI 488 and ANIM SCI 588. Offered at 400 and 500 level. Typically offered Fall. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

598 Advanced Topics in Animal Sciences V 1-2 May be repeated for credit. Recent research in various disciplines of animal sciences. Typically offered Fall and Spring. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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