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MSU 2010-2012 Catalog > Animal and Range Sciences Courses

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Animal and Range Sciences


ARNR 507   RESEARCH METHODS

ARNR 520   NUTRIENT METABOLISM OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS

ARNR 521   ADVANCED RUMINANT NUTRITION

ARNR 523   ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION

ARNR 524   ADVANCED ANIMAL BREEDING

ARNR 525   MUSCLE AND GROWTH BIOLOGY

ARNR 541   RANGE ECOPHYSIOLOGY

ARNR 543   RIPARIAN PROCESSES AND FUNCTION

ARNR 544   ADVANCED GRAZING MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY

ARNR 575   RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT

ARNR 589   GRADUATE CONSULTATION

ARNR 590   MASTER'S THESIS

ARNR 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

ARNR 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ARNR 594   SEMINAR

ARNR 690   DOCTORAL THESIS

ARNR 507 - RESEARCH METHODS
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 5 cr.
      •  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
   -- Application of scientific method and research techniques, including design of experiments and use of appropriate statistical procedures.

ARNR 520 - NUTRIENT METABOLISM OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: ANSC 320, and either CHMY 123 or BCH 380 or consent of instructor.
   -- Biochemistry of animal nutrition with emphasis on integration of biochemical principles to animal production systems. Nutrients emphasized are proteins, carbohydrates and lipids.

ARNR 521 - ADVANCED RUMINANT NUTRITION
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
      •  Prerequisite: ANSC 320 or consent of instructor.
   -- Physiological and microbiology aspects of ruminant digestion and their influence on the metabolism of extraruminal tissues.

ARNR 523 - ADVANCED PHYSIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: BIOB 412, BCH 380, ANSC 321 or consent of instructor.
   -- Study of the basic concepts of reproductive process of mammals with special emphasis on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated with fertility and infertility.

ARNR 524 - ADVANCED ANIMAL BREEDING
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: ANSC 322.
   -- Quantitative genetics applied to the improvement of animals. Biometrical relationships among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding systems and selection techniques.

ARNR 525 - MUSCLE AND GROWTH BIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: BCH 380 AND BIOB 160.
   -- Growth and development of muscle, muscle structure and how growth is controlled by hormones and DNA will be studied. The impact of growth manipulation on the final product, meat, will also be evaluated.

ARNR 541 - RANGE ECOPHYSIOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: NRSM 240 or BIOE 370 or BIOE 433.
   -- Lectures and selected readings on the response of range plants and animals to daily and seasonal changes in their environment, including physiology, animal behavior, and plant population biology.

ARNR 543 - RIPARIAN PROCESSES AND FUNCTION
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: NRSM 455, BIOE 370 and ERTH 432.
   -- This course involves an in depth investigation of the geomorphological physical and biological parameters unique to riparian areas of the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Emphasis will be placed on how these parameters interact to create the biotic communities associated with riparian areas.

ARNR 544 - ADVANCED GRAZING MANAGEMENT AND ECOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
      •  Prerequisite: NRSM 240 or NRSM 350 or NRSM 351 or BIOE 370.
   -- Review of management principles for livestock grazing grasslands and shrub lands and their ecological relationship to other areas. Study design and scientific results will be examined to critically review information.

ARNR 575 - RESEARCH OR PROFESSIONAL PAPER/PROJECT
F,S,Su 1 - 4 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
      •  Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
   -- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee.

ARNR 589 - GRADUATE CONSULTATION
F,S,Su 3 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited
      •  Prerequisite: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies.
   -- This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help.

ARNR 590 - MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
      •  Prerequisite: Master's standing.

ARNR 591 - SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
      •  Prerequisite: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
   -- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

ARNR 592 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
      •  Prerequisite: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
   -- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ARNR 594 - SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
      •  Prerequisite: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
   -- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ARNR 690 - DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND
      •  Prerequisite: Doctoral standing.

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