Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions from Undergraduate Catalog 2011-12

ANSC 406 - Careers in Animal Science
Credits: 1.00 Survey of various areas of animal and veterinary science and opportunities available. Cr/F.

ANSC 421 – Animal Agriculture Today
Credits: 4.00
To provide an overview of the scope and diversity of animal agriculture at the global, national, and local levels.  This course will also provide an introduction to the animal sciences through which students will 1) learn basic animal science terminology, 2) acquire an appreciation for the objectives of various animal enterprises and 3) gain understanding of contemporary trends, challenges and opportunities within animal agriculture. 

ANSC 5XX – Survey of Animal Health
Credits: 2.00
Survey of health and disease issues/mechanisms related to agricultural animals (cattle, camelids, goats, poultry, sheep, swine) 

ANSC 504 - Equine Science
Credits: 4.00
A fundamental equine science course including anatomy, sports medicine, nutrition and preventative care. Students present oral and written journal reviews on equine science topics pertinent to lecture. Prereq: BIOL 412.

ANSC 507 - Scientific Approach to Equine Discipline
Credits: 3.00
Physiological development, control, and education; biting, lunging, driving, and equine gymnastics. Special fee. Lab.

ANSC 510 - Integration of Culture and Agriculture in Ireland: Past, Present, and Future
Credits: 2.00 or 4.00
What was the worst natural disaster in 19th century Europe? What characterizes Ireland's agriculture in the 21st century? In this interdisciplinary course, students examine the cultural, historical, political, economical, and religious influences on Ireland's agriculture, fisheries, and forestry. The crowning experience of the course, a 10-day study abroad in late May, provides students with a window to the world as they experience the culture, agriculture, and topography of Ireland. Students will immerse themselves in local history and culture as they tour working agricultural farms, university research facilities, and cultural landmarks. Permission required. Not open to freshmen. Special fee. Writing intensive. 2 or 4 credits.

ANSC 511 - Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4.00
Discussion/comparison of the principles of mammalian form and function. Includes molecular and cellular mechanisms of major processes (such as muscle contraction, neural transmission, and signal transduction) and systematic aspects of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renal systems. Prereq: BIOL 411-412. Special fee. Lab. No credit if credit earned for BMS 507-508; ZOOL 518, ZOOL 625 and ZOOL 626. Not open to freshmen.

ANSC 512 - Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4.00
Discussion/comparison of the principles of mammalian form and function. Includes molecular and cellular mechanisms of major processes (such as muscle contraction, neural transmission, and signal transduction) and systematic aspects of the nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and renal systems. Prereq: BIOL 411-412. Special fee. Lab. No credit if credit earned for BMS 507-508; ZOOL 518, ZOOL 625 and ZOOL 626. Not open to freshmen.

ANSC 530 - Dairy Cattle Diseases
Credits: 2.00
Covers the principles of immune response, disease development, immunological basis for disease control, management practices to maintain animal health, and dairy cattle disease identification and prevention.

ANSC 543 - Technical Writing in Animal Sciences
Credits: 2.00
Emphasis on writing scientific articles and articles for the end user on subjects pertaining to the animal science industry. Students are expected to make several oral presentations. Resume preparation is also included. Prereq: ENGL 401 or equivalent; permission. Writing intensive.

ANSC 600 - Field Experience
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
A supervised experience providing the opportunity to apply academic experience in settings associated with future professional employment and/or related graduate opportunities. Must be approved by a faculty adviser selected by the student. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credit hours. Permission of supervising faculty member required. Cr/F.

ANSC 600W - Field Experience
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
A supervised experience providing the opportunity to apply academic experience in settings associated with future professional employment and/or related graduate opportunities. Must be approved by a faculty adviser selected by the student. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 credit hours. Permission of supervising faculty member required. Cr/F. Writing intensive.

ANSC 602 - Animal Rights and Societal Issues
Credits: 4.00
To explore all aspects of human-animal interaction and welfare, emphasizing social, ethical, biological, historical and economic aspects of animal care and use. (Juniors and seniors only.) Special fee. Writing intensive.

ANSC 607 - Small Animal Diseases
Credits: 2.00
Common diseases in companion animals; emphasis on canine and feline medicine.

ANSC 609 - Principles of Nutrition
Credits: 4.00
Applied animal nutrition and nutrient metabolism. Prereq: one year of chemistry; one semester of physiology.

ANSC 612 - Genetics of Domestic Animals
Credits: 4.00
Application of basic and molecular genetics to the diagnosis and control of inherited diseases of domestic animals and application of quantitative genetics for the improvement of economically important traits of farm animals. Prereq: BIOL 411 or permission.

ANSC 620 - Equine Diseases
Credits: 4.00
Provides an understanding of the normal versus the abnormal equine including recognition of clinical signs of the abnormal equine, diagnosis and treatment options. Knowledge of when to call a veterinarian and how to administer follow up care. Emphasis on preventative health care. Prereq: ANSC 504. Special fee. (Juniors and seniors only.) Co-requisites:

ANSC 6XX – Small Ruminant/Camelid/Swine/Poultry Diseases
Credits: 4.00
Major diseases of agricultural animals (small ruminants, camelids, swine, poultry). Distinguishing the normal versus the abnormal animal. Recognition of disease processes in the abnormal animal. Options for diagnosis and treatment. Preventative health care.

ANSC 650 - Dairy Industry Travel Course
Credits: 1.00
Extended field trip to a variety of dairy farms and dairy related businesses in the Northeast with students and faculty from other New England land grants. Includes discussion sessions, case study, problem solving, and journal report. Prereq: permission. May be repeated to a maximum of 2 credits.

ANSC 694 - Summer Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management
Credits: 4.00
SCREAM (Summer Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management) is a course in which students perform the work and make financial and management decisions associated with the CREAM dairy herd. Students assume complete responsibility for the management and care of the 25-cow herd for the entire summer. SCREAM provides students with a unique experiential learning model that will help them understand how to work together to manage and operate a small business, the decision-making skills required in production agriculture, and the application of science to the management of a dairy herd. Prereq: upper-class standing, permission.

ANSC 698 - Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management (CREAM)
Credits: 4.00
CREAM (Cooperative for Real Education in Agricultural Management) is a 2-semester course in which students perform the work and make the financial management decisions associated with the CREAM dairy herd. Students assume complete responsibility for the management and care of the 25-cow herd for the entire academic year. CREAM provides students with a unique experiential learning model that will help them understand how to work together to manage and operate a small business, the decision-making skills required in production agriculture and the application of science to the management of a dairy herd. Two semesters of 4 cr. each are required. Prereq: AAS 244 or ANSC 409/410, or permission.

ANSC 701 - Physiology of Reproduction
Credits: 4.00
Comparative aspects of embryology, anatomy, endocrinology, and physiology of reproduction. Lab.

ANSC 708 - Ruminology
Credits: 2.00
Anatomy of the ruminant gastrointestinal tract, physiological factors related to rumen function, and microbial metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and lipids. Prereq: BMS 503 or equivalent.
Co-requisites:

ANSC 710 - Dairy Nutrition
Credits: 4.00
Feeding management of dairy cattle. Emphasis on feedstuffs, nutritional requirements, and diet formulation for efficient production and optimum health. Prereq: ANSC 609 or NUTR 750; permission.
Co-requisites:

ANSC 715 - Physiology of Lactation
Credits: 4.00
Examines the biological and biochemical influences of the lactation process. Emphasis on the physiological effects of environments, hormones, and nutrition on milk synthesis and secretion, mammary physiology, and maternal response. Prereq: ANSC 701, permission.

ANSC 724 - Reproductive Management and Artificial Insemination
Credits: 4.00
Focus on goals and fundamentals of reproductive management of horses, dairy and livestock animals, and through actual experience, development of competency in performing modern breeding techniques for equine and bovine reproduction. Prereq: ANSC 701; permission. Special fee. Lab.

ANSC 725 - Equine Sports Medicine
Credits: 4.00
Course focuses on equine anatomy and physiology in relation to athletic performance and injury. Students write an independent paper assessing the use of an equine heart rate monitor on either a UNH or private horse during the semester. (Juniors and seniors only.) Prereq: ANSC 504, 512, 620. Special fee.

ANSC 727 - Advanced Dairy Management I
Credits: 4.00
Advanced management evaluation of milking procedures, reproduction, genetics, herd health, feeding, housing, and milking systems. Prereq: junior or senior standing; permission. Co-requisites:

ANSC 728 - Advanced Dairy Management II
Credits: 4.00
Advanced management evaluation of record keeping, financial and business management, personnel management, waste management, and marketing. Prereq: junior or senior standing; permission. Writing intensive. Co-requisites:

ANSC 795 - Investigations
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Investigations in genetics, nutrition, management, diseases, histology, equestrian management/agribusiness, physiology, cell biology, microbiology, dairy management, or teaching experience. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: permission.

ANSC 795W - Investigations
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Investigations in genetics, nutrition, management, diseases, histology, equestrian management/agribusiness, physiology, cell biology, microbiology, dairy management, or teaching experience. May be repeated up to a maximum of 4 credits. Prereq: permission. Writing intensive.

ANSC 796 – Equine Senior Seminar  Credits: 2.00 This course is geared to prepare graduating seniors for professional work experience, including skills related to job seeking, resume preparation and interviewing for work in the equine field.  In addition, students will engage in dialogue regarding current and relevant controversial topics within the equine industry.  Through guided discussion, selected readings and guest speakers, students will be exposed to subjects, which equine professionals must confront and address within the equine industry.  This course serves as a preparation for and pre-requisite to the Equine Capstone Experience, ANSC 797. 

ANSC 797 - Equine Capstone Experience
Credits: 4.00
This course allows students to review critical professional skills, concepts and theories necessary for success within the equine industry and then to demonstrate competence in these areas, to a panel of equine program faculty. Students also coordinate logistics and content of an outreach Equine Education Day. Successful completion allows students to showcase professional skills and abilities to the non-academic equestrian community.

ANSC 799 - Honors Senior Thesis
Credits: 1.00 to 4.00
Independent research culminating with a written honors thesis in A) Genetics; B) Nutrition; C) Management; D) Diseases; E) Histology; F) Light Horsemanship; G) Physiology; H) Cell Biology; I) Microbiology; J) Dairy Management. May be repeated up to a maximum of 8 credits. Prereq: permission. IA. Writing intensive.

 

AAS 264 - Dairy Nutrition Practicum
Credits: 1.00
Practical instruction in feeding dairy cattle, formulating rations and using dairy nutrition software. Major emphasis on ruminant digestion, health and metabolism in the high producing dairy cow. Prereq: Introduction to Dairy Management AAS 244 or permission.

AAS 402 - Introduction to Livestock and Poultry Management
Credits: 2.00
Presented as an on-line course, students are introduced to the management of livestock and poultry in small-to-medium sized operations. Students learn basic animal feeding, selection, handling, housing, management and health practices necessary to manage livestock and poultry. Through readings, multi-media presentations, writing and field assignments, students gain insight into the work, commitment and skills necessary to raise domestic farm animals for food and profit.

AAS 421 - Large Animal Behavior and Handling Techniques
Credits: 2.00
Introduction to domestic large animal behavior and handling techniques. Cattle, horses, swine, and sheep are used in this course. Students perform routine health-related procedures and gain valuable hands-on skills and techniques, which can be applied to the fields of veterinary medicine, animal research, commercial agriculture, and animal control. 1 lec/1 lab.

AAS 423 - Dairy Selection
Credits: 2.00
Selection techniques used in cattle for purchase, breeding, and genetic improvement through the use of visual evaluation, pedigrees, production, and progeny information. 1 lec/1 lab.

AAS 425 - Introduction to Dairy Herd Management
Credits: 4.00
The course explores economic, scientific and practical aspects of dairy herd management. The topics covered include history, cattle selection, nutrition, housing, milking, and disease prevention strategies. There are a number of field trips and weekly labs emphasizing management and hands-on experience.

AAS 426 - Equine Conformation and Lameness
Credits: 4.00
The study of conformation as it relates to soundness and performance. Topics include basic unsoundness related to faulty conformation and type evaluation. Special fee. 2 lec/1 lab.

AAS 432 - Introduction to Forage and Grassland Management
Credits: 3.00
Introduction to grasslands of the world and their management. Special emphasis on the identification, production, and utilization of New England forage crops for feeding domestic farm animals. The course includes the selection of local plant species and varieties, including their management and recommended harvesting practices. The course also includes a basic introduction to soils, as well as nutrient and fertility management.

AAS 434 - Equipment and Facilities Management
Credits: 3.00
Operation of agricultural equipment and maintenance of agricultural facilities as found in New England. Development of the essential skills and technical information needed to manage and supervise agricultural facilities and equipment. 2 lec/1 lab.

AAS 546 - Animal Business Applications
Credits: 4.00
Survey of the various elements of managing an animal and/or agricultural operation regardless of commodity. Topics include: financial statements, credit and interest, insurance considerations, labor management, marketing, promotions, advertising, and sales. 4 lec. Prereq: AAS 242 or ECON 401.

AAS 547 - Applied Equine Management
Credits: 3.00
The application of farm and horse management techniques, including stable routine, planning, and design; nutrition; business considerations; and legal responsibilities. 2 lec/1 lab. Pre- or Coreq: AAS 246 or AAS 546.

AAS 548 – Applied Animal Business: Concepts & Practices
Credits: 3.00
Course provides students an opportunity to focus on animal industry relative to specific operational concepts: small business start-up, creating a business plan, enterprise development including opportunity analysis and marketing of ideas, branding and advertising, employee hiring and management, payroll management, inventory management and industry-specific software review for maintaining and analyzing financial statements. Course involves lecture and field study allowing students to examine similar animal business operations in order to enhance practical understanding of topics covered.

ADMN 502 - Financial Accounting
Credits: 4.00
Fundamentals of financial accounting concepts and procedures for analyzing economic events and the preparation and use of financial statements. No credit for students who have had ACFI 501 or ADM 532.

BIOL 411 - Introductory Biology: Molecular and Cellular
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to structure and function of cells; tissues and organs; physiological processes; genes and heredity. Required for majors in the biological sciences. Special fee. Lab. Students not permitted to enroll in BIOL 411 and BIOl 412 in the same semester.

BIOL 412 - Introductory Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology
Credits: 4.00
The biology of organisms, including survey of kingdoms, behavior, evolution, and ecology. Required for majors in the biological sciences. Students are not permitted to enroll in BIOL 411 and BIOL 412 in the same semester. Special fee. Lab.

BIOL 528 - Applied Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.00
Development of elementary statistical techniques through the analysis of prepared biological data. Continuous and discrete probability distributions, distributions of sample statistics, small-sample theory, regression, correlation, and analysis of variance. No credit for students who have completed ADM 430; ADMN 420; EREC 525; HHS 540; MATH 439; MATH 539; MATH 644; PSYC 402; SOC 502.

BMCB 501 - Biological Chemistry
Credits: 5.00
Survey of the molecular basis of life with a focus on the mechanisms of biochemical reactions in metabolic pathways, beginning with an overview of functional groups and organic reactions relevant for living organisms. The bioenergetics of carbohydrate, lipid, and nitrogen metabolic pathways will be analyzed. Prereq: CHEM 403 & 404, or one semester equivalent. No credit earned if credit received for BMCB 658, or BMCB 751 and BMCB 752.

BMCB 658 - General Biochemistry
Credits: 3.00
A comprehensive, introductory course emphasizing the cellular metabolism and the structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Prereq: BIOL 411, CHEM 545-546, CHEM 547-548, or CHEM 651-652. Coreq: BMCB 659 (except BCHM majors who are encouraged to take BMCB 755). Co-requisites: BMCB 659

BMCB 659 - General Biochemistry Lab
Credits: 2.00
Structured laboratory experiments that provide training in analytical and preparative techniques fundamental to modern biochemistry and molecular biology. Coreq: BMCB 658 (except for BCHM majors who are encouraged to take BMCB 755 instead of BMCB 659). Special fee. Co-requisites: BMCB 658

BMCB 753 - Cell Culture
Credits: 5.00
Principles and technical skills fundamental to the culture of animal and plant cells, tissues, and organs. Introduction to the techniques of sub-culturing, establishing primary cultures, karyotyping, serum testing, cloning, growth curves, cryopreservation, hybridoma formation and monoclonal antibody production, and organ cultures. An interdisciplinary course with emphasis on the application of cell culture to contemporary research in the biological sciences. Prereq: BMS 503; permission. Special fee. Lab.

BMS 503 - General Microbiology
Credits: 5.00
Principles of microbiology; morphology, physiology, genetics, culture, and classification of bacteria and other microorganisms; and their relationships to agriculture, environment, industry, sanitation, and infectious diseases. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or equivalent; CHEM 403-404 or equivalent. Special fee. Lab.

BMS 602 - Pathogenic Microbiology
Credits: 5.00
Morphologic, cultural, biochemical, serologic, epidemiologic, and pathogenic characteristics of microorganisms causing human and animal diseases. Discussion of clinical presentation in host and laboratory diagnosis and treatment measures. Prereq: BMS 503. Lab. Special fee. By permission only.

BMS 623 - Comparative Histology
Credits: 4.00
Introduction to microscopic anatomy of domestic animals tissues and body systems with reference to human, avian, fish, and marine mammals. Structure and function briefly correlated. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 and ANSC 511-512 or permission. Recommended for all pre-med, pre-vet, and pre-dental students.

BMS 702 - Endocrinology
Credits: 4.00
Biochemical and molecular structure and function of vertebrate endocrine systems. Influence of endocrine system on the physiology of vertebrates, with special reference to mammals. Current investigations of the endocrine system as a regulator and integrator of body functions including such systems as growth, reproduction, metabolism, differentiation, and behavior. Prereq: BMCB 658 or 751;/or permission. Special fee.

BMS 704 - Pathologic Basis of Disease
Credits: 4.00
Principles and mechanisms of disease at the cellular and tissue levels, including responses to cell injury, death and adaptation, inflammation, circulatory disturbances, disorders of the immune system, and neoplasia. Prereq: ANSC 511/512 or permission.

BMS 705 - Immunology
Credits: 3.00
Introduces the major cellular and molecular components of the immune system; examines their development and production, their interactions with each other and with other systems in the body, and their regulation; explores their role in beneficial and harmful immune responses in humans and animals. This course must be taken in conjunction with BMS 715 to receive major credit in BMS. Prereq: BMS 503.

BMS 706 - Virology
Credits: 3.00
Principles of animal and selected plant and bacterial virology in relation to infection and disease. Emphasizes the molecular biology of viruses, viral replication, isolation, propagation, assay, pathogenesis, diagnosis, detection, epidemiology, and control. Must be taken in conjunction with BMS 708 to receive major credit in BMS. Prereq: BMS 503.

BMS 718 - Mammalian Physiology
Credits: 4.00
Advanced study of the systems that control mammalian functions with emphasis on cellular and molecular mechanisms. Includes the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, renal, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. Prereq: ANSC 511-512; ZOOL 627, and one semester of biochemistry or permission. Writing intensive.

BMS 725 - Veterinary Microbiology and Zoonotic Disease
Credits: 2.00
Clinical microbiological techniques using veterinary medical specimens. Along with the isolation and identification of bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens, the zoonotic potential of a variety of organisms is discussed. Prereq: permission of instructor.

CHEM 403 - General Chemistry I
Credits: 4.00
Fundamental laws and concepts applied to nonmetals, metals, and their compounds. For students who plan to take further chemistry courses. Previous chemistry recommended. Knowledge of algebra, exponentials, and logarithms required. Special fee. Lab. Cannot be taken for credit if credit received for CHEM 405. Required for chemistry majors.

CHEM 404 - General Chemistry II
Credits: 4.00
Fundamental laws and concepts applied to nonmetals, metals, and their compounds. For students who plan to take further chemistry courses. Previous chemistry recommended. Knowledge of algebra, exponentials, and logarithms required. Required for chemistry majors. Special fee. Lab. Prereq: CHEM 403 and 403L.

CHEM 651 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.00
Principal classes of organic compounds, aliphatic and aromatic, class reactions and structural theory. Intended primarily for pre-healing arts, biological science, and health science students. Prereq: CHEM 404; 405;/or permission. Students receiving credit for CHEM 651-652 may not receive credit for either CHEM 545 or 547-548. Co-requisites: CHEM 653

CHEM 652 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.00
Principal classes of organic compounds, aliphatic and aromatic, class reactions and structural theory. Intended primarily for pre-healing arts, biological science, and health science students. Prereq: CHEM 404; 405;and 651/or permission. Students receiving credit for CHEM 651-652 may not receive credit for either CHEM 545 or 547-548. Co-requisites: CHEM 654

CHEM 653 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 2.00 Special fee. Lab.Co-requisites: CHEM 651

CHEM 654 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 2.00 Special fee. Lab.Co-requisites: CHEM 652

CMN 500 - Public Speaking
Credits: 4.00
Performance course buttressed by practical theories of public discourse. Focus on analysis of speaking situations and audiences, message construction, presentation, and critical evaluation. Does not count towards the CMN major.

CMN 600 - Public Speaking as a Civic Art
Credits: 4.00
Performance course buttressed by the traditional civic art of rhetoric. Focuses on analysis of speaking situations and audiences, message of construction, presentation, and critical evaluation using major precepts of rhetorical theory. Theoretical and critical issues in the context of rhetorical practices. Prereq for CMN majors: CMN 455, 456, 457, and 500-level courses, or permission; prereq for non-majors: junior or senior standing. Writing intensive.

EREC 411 - Environmental and Resource Economics Perspectives
Credits: 4.00
Microeconomic theory and analysis in resource management and use decisions. Survey of significant resource problems from an economic perspective and the application of economic analysis. Cannot be taken for credit after ECON 402 or equivalent. Special fee.

EREC 501 - Agriculture and Natural Resource Product Marketing
Credits: 4.00
Structure, organization, strategies and performance of the business sector in agriculture, forestry, and other local natural resource-based industries; commodity marketing systems; demand estimation, pricing policies, consumer characteristics, and related topics. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent;/or permission. (Offered every other semester.)

EREC 504 - Business Management for Natural Resource Firms
Credits: 4.00
Planning, operation, and control of natural resource-based firms with direct application to agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, and recreational businesses. Emphasis on decision-making, problem solving, and operational strategies. Prereq: EREC 411 or equivalent. Lab.

EREC 680 - Agricultural and Food Policy
Credits: 4.00
Analysis of issues that led to government involvement in the agricultural and food sector. Application of economic concepts and tools to the evaluation of public policies affecting agriculture and food.

MATH 424B - Calculus for Life Sciences
Credits: 4.00
Real-valued functions and their graphs; derivatives and their applications; anti-derivatives and areas; exponentials and logarithms; introduction to multivariable calculus and partial derivatives. Primarily intended for majors in College of Life Sciences and Agriculture. Prereq: MATH 418 or equivalent. (Not offered for credit to CEPS majors; not offered for credit if credit is received for MATH 425.) Students enrolling in MATH 424 are required to take a competency evaluation on algebra during the first week of the semester. Those doing unsatisfactory work will be required to take MATH 418 before enrolling in MATH 424B or to complete review assignments in the Mathematics Center (MaC) concurrently with MATH 424. Students who desire a two-semester calculus course are strongly advised to take MATH 425. Those students who successfully complete MATH 424B and subsequently wish to continue their study of mathematics with MATH 426 are required to complete successfully a supplementary module and examination on trigonometric content.

MGT 580 - Introduction to Organizational Behavior
Credits: 4.00
Application of behavioral science concepts to work settings in profit and nonprofit organizations. Individual settings behavior, interpersonal relations, work groups, relations among groups studied in the context of organizational goals and structure. Experiential focus. For non-business administration majors and minors. No credit for students who have had ADMN 575 or ADMN 611.

PHYS 401 - Introduction to Physics I
Credits: 4.00
Broad survey of classical and modern physics. Designed to enable students to appreciate the role of physics in today's society and technology. Emphasizes the fundamental laws of nature on which all science is based, with some examples of interest to biologists. Knowledge of high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry essential. Lab.

PHYS 402 - Introduction to Physics II
Credits: 4.00
Broad survey of classical and modern physics. Designed to enable students to appreciate the role of physics in today's society and technology. Emphasizes the fundamental laws of nature on which all science is based, with some examples of interest to biologists. Knowledge of high school algebra, geometry, and trigonometry essential. Prereq: PHYS 401 or the equivalent. Special fee. Lab.

SAFS 642 - Team Experience in Agroecosystems Management (TEAM - Organic)
Credits: 4.00
TEAM - Organic is a 2-semester experiential course where students are actively engaged in the operation of the COLSA/NHAES Organic Dairy Research Farm. Building on principles of agro-ecology and sustainable agriculture, students explore and practice the environmental, economic, social and production strategies needed for organic food production. Organic dairy farming methods and best practices are presented and applied. The organic food chain is addressed along with marketing and value-added strategies for organic dairy products. Instruction permission. Two semesters of SAFS 642 are required.

ZOOL 610 - Principles of Aquaculture
Credits: 3.00
Introduces the culture practices employed for production of aquatic organisms. Topics include ecological and environmental considerations, selective breeding, nutrition, diseases, processing, and marketing. Emphasis on finfish. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or equivalent.

ZOOL 611 - Principles of Aquaculture Lab
Credits: 2.00
Laboratory exercises in aquaculture covering the use of chemical reagents to monitor water quality; brood stock feeding and management; use of anesthesia and fish handling; spawning marine finfish; culturing algae, rotifers and artemia for marine larviculture; larviculture of marine finfish; assessing fish growth; hatchery hygiene. Includes site visits to local production facilities. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or equivalent. Coreq: ZOOL 610.
Co-requisites: ZOOL 610

ZOOL 713 - Animal Behavior
Credits: 4.00
Introduces the naturalistic study of animal behavior. Emphasizes the evolution, development, physiology, and ecology of behavior. Topics include the genetic and acquired bases of behavior, neuroethology and behavioral endocrinology, communication, orientation, foraging strategies, reproductive ecology, and the evolution of altruistic behavior. Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or equivalent. Lab. Writing intensive.

ZOOL 777 - Neurobiology and Behavior
Credits: 4.00
Survey of fundamental concepts and recent discoveries in neurobiology. Topics include structure and function of neurons, development, cellular basis of behavior (sensory and motor systems), neuropharmocology, and neural plasticity (learning). Prereq: BIOL 411-412 or permission. Physiology (ZOOL 625) also desirable.