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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


ANSC 1120 Sustainable Animal Husbandry

Course description

(summer only) This course is only offered in the Summer Session.

Students completing this course will explore the many roles of domestic animals and the importance of their interdependence with humans; appreciate the scope, diversity, and problems related to domestic animal systems; practice using scientific literature to research issues in sustainable agriculture, and know how to continue learning about sustainable animal systems. This intensive summer course includes 25 hours of lecture and 27 hours of hands-on laboratory/ demonstrations at various field sites and facilities all within a three-week period. Topics include domestication, sustainability, companion animals, sheep, goats, swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, nutrition, genetics, grazing, dairy products, poultry, horses and draft animals, Third World limited-resource animal systems, toxicology and lab animals. Outcome 1: Compare and contrast various domestic animal production systems. Outcome 2: Apply basic knowledge of animal nutrition, genetics, reproduction and physiology to domestic animal species. Outcome 3: Practice proper handling of livestock. Outcome 4: Research and critique various perspectives of issues related to sustainable domestic animal production systems using scientific journal articles. Outcome 5: Produce a researched outline and debate an agricultural issue of interest in sustainable agriculture. Outcome 6: Exchange scientific ideas with classmates. Outcome 7: Synthesize a viewpoint on an issue in sustainable agriculture based on research and discussion.


ANSC 1120 001-LEC On-campus Extra-session

Class dates:June 24-July 13, 2019
Days/times:M-F 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM Morrison Hall 163
Related:ANSC 1120 401-LAB

ANSC 1120 401-LAB On-campus Extra-session

Class dates:June 24-July 13, 2019
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:TWR 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM Morrison Hall 101
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Soberon, M. (mas329)
Max. enroll:30
To enroll:Enrollment for this class is closed.
Related:You will be auto-enrolled in ANSC 1120 001-LEC

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