Montana State University

Course Equivalency Tool (Montana University System Common Course Changes)


ANSC
Animal Science


ANSC 100   INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE

ANSC 205   INTRODUCTION TO MEAT EVALUATION

ANSC 215   CALVING MANAGEMENT

ANSC 222   LIVESTOCK IN SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS

ANSC 232   LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT-SHEEP 

ANSC 234   LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT-BEEF

ANSC 265   ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, LECTURE

ANSC 266   FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS LAB

ANSC 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ANSC 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

ANSC 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

ANSC 305   ADVANCED MEAT EVALUATION

ANSC 308   LIVESTOCK EVALUATION

ANSC 316   MEAT SCIENCE

ANSC 320   ANIMAL NUTRITION

ANSC 321   PHYSIOLOGY OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION

ANSC 322   PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS

ANSC 337   DISEASES OF DOMESTIC LIVESTOCK

ANSC 395   FIELD EXPERIENCE:LIVESTOCK

ANSC 408   ADVANCED LIVESTOCK EVALUATION

ANSC 410   VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY

ANSC 416R  MEAT PROCESSING

ANSC 418   TOPICS IN BEEF NUTRITION

ANSC 421   ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES

ANSC 432   SHEEP MANAGEMENT

ANSC 434R  BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT

ANSC 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH 

ANSC 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

ANSC 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY 

ANSC 494   SEMINAR

ANSC 498   INTERNSHIP

ANSC 100 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL SCIENCE
S 3 cr. LEC 3
-- Introductory Animal Science includes basic principles of animal genetics, nutrition, live animal evaluation, reproduction, and their application to the production of beef and dairy cattle, sheep, swine, horses, and poultry.

ANSC 205 INTRODUCTION TO MEAT EVALUATION
F 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100
-- Techniques for the evaluation of carcasses. Procedures include U.S. grading standards, introduction to carcass pricing and objective carcass measurements.

ANSC 215 CALVING MANAGEMENT
S 2 cr. LEC 1 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100 or consent of instructor.
-- Procedures to correctly identify calving problems and subsequently assist the birthing process and application of techniques to maximize calf survival.

ANSC 222 LIVESTOCK IN SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: Sophomore standing and ANSC 100 is recommended, or consent of instructor.
-- The role of livestock in balanced sustainable and organic systems will be explored with a primary focus on incorporating targeted grazing into farming systems. The principles of sustainable animal production and the regulations associated with organic animal production will be presented.

ANSC 232 LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT-SHEEP
S 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100.
-- Management practices associated with farm flock and range sheep enterprises.

ANSC 234 LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT-BEEF
S 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100
-- Hands-on laboratories to familiarize students with the principles of beef cattle handling and management.

ANSC 265 ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS, LECTURE
F 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160, Sophomore standing.
COREQUISITE: ANSC 266
-- The lecture defines and identifies the organization of cell types into tissues and organ systems. The lecture explains the physiology of organ systems in domestic farm animals.

ANSC 266 FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS LAB
F 1 cr. LAB 1.
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 160, Sophomore standing.
COREQUISITE: ANSC 265
-- Location, structure and identification of various tissues, organs, and systems of domestic animals through dissection of cadaver animals through dissection of cadaver animals. Lab utilizes ruminants and monogastric species.

ANSC 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

ANSC 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: None required but some may be determined necessary by each offering department.
-- 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.

ANSC 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 -3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ANSC 305 ADVANCED MEAT EVALUATION
F 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 205 or consent of instructor.
-- Advanced skills in carcass evaluation, U.S. grading standards, and carcass pricing.

ANSC 308 LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
F 2 cr. LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100 and ANSC 205, or consent of instructor.
-- Techniques and experience in live animal evaluation. Practical use of production data and other evaluation techniques.

ANSC 316 MEAT SCIENCE
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100 and BIOB 160 and CHMY 121.
-- The meat industry within North America and beyond will be discussed. Live animal evaluation, pricing and carcass evaluation will be discussed. The class will include an explanation of muscle structure and function and its effect on tenderness and functionality.

ANSC 320 ANIMAL NUTRITION
F 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100, ANSC 265/266 and CHMY 123 and or consent of instructor.
-- Digestion and metabolism of nutrients, nutrient requirements, feed composition, diet formulation, and practical feeding of various classes of domestic animals.

ANSC 321 PHYSIOLOGY OF ANIMAL REPRODUCTION
F 4 cr. LEC 3 RCT 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 265/266.
-- A study of the anatomy and physiology of reproduction of vertebrates with major emphasis on mammalian domestic animal and wildlife species. This class introduces students to emerging concepts and current technologies for altering reproductive efficiency in a variety of animal species, including humans.

ANSC 322 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100, BIOB 160, and either STAT 216 or STAT 332 or PSPP 318.
-- Genetic improvement of farm animals through performance testing, methods of selection, and application of mating systems such as crossbreeding.

ANSC 337 DISEASES OF DOMESTIC LIVESTOCK
S 3 cr. LEC 3.
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 265/266.
-- This course is structured to familiarize students with the common diseases of domestic livestock. Infectious and non-infectious diseases of horses, cattle, sheep and swine will be covered. Particular emphasis will be placed on regional diseases.

ANSC 395 FIELD EXPERIENCE:LIVESTOCK
On Demand 1 cr. LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 100 and junior standing.
-- Exposure of students to livestock operations and related business enterprises in different geographical locations. One three-day field trip. Graded P/F.

ANSC 408 ADVANCED LIVESTOCK EVALUATION
F,S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 308 or equivalent.
-- Advanced skills in evaluation of animals and data associated with growth and genetic improvement. Develop decision making and oral communication skills.

ANSC 410 VETERINARY ENTOMOLOGY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 470, BIOO 262.
-- This course will provide an overview of the importance of arthropods and their effects on human and animal health. Topics covered will include classification and identification of insects, mites, and ticks, basic biology, behavior and ecology, feeding mechanisms, pathogen transmission, vector competency, production impacts, integrated management and prevention.

ANSC 416R MEAT PROCESSING
F 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 316 or instructor approval.
-- Students will learn to manufacture processed meat products such as fresh sausage, ham, bacon and cooked sausages. They will also be developing new flavor profiles and new products that will be presented to a panel with proposed marketing plans.

ANSC 418 TOPICS IN BEEF CATTLE NUTRITION
S alternate years, to be offered even years 2 cr. LEC 2
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 320 and Junior standing or consent of instructor.
-- Critical evaluation of current issues and related scientific literature in beef cattle nutrition; application to decision making and problem solving.

ANSC 421 ASSISTED REPRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
F 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 321.
-- Reproductive management programs applying physiological knowledge to increase meat and milk production in cattle. Experience in the techniques of artificial insemination and pregnancy evaluation in cattle.

ANSC 432 SHEEP MANAGEMENT
S 3 cr. LEC 2 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: ANSC 232, ANSC 320, and ANSC 321 or consent of instructor.
-- Management of the ewe flock, nutrition, reproduction, economics, breeding, and health related to efficient sheep production will be discussed. Production preparation and wool marketing in U.S. and world markets and economics of Montana wool production will be covered.

ANSC 434R BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT
F 4 cr. LEC 2 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: NRSM 240, ANSC 320, ANSC 321, ANSC 322 and AGEC 210 or AGBE 341.
-- Integration of the principles of nutrition, genetics, physiology, range ecology, and economics into practical and profitable ranch management and business plans. Utilization of performance and financial records, budgeting, feed resource planning, marketing strategies, breeding plans, computer applications, and case studies.

ANSC 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1-6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis.

ANSC 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites 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.

ANSC 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

ANSC 494 SEMINAR
On Demand 1 cr. SEM 1 Maximum 4 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing and as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the upper division level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

ANSC 498 INTERNSHIP
On Demand 2 - 12 cr. IND
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- An individualized assignment arranged with an agency, business, or other organization to provide guided experience in the field.
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.

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