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ASCI 101. Introduction to the Animal Sciences. 2 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F

Economic, environmental and societal impact of the livestock, poultry and horse industries. Basic terminology, anatomy, and physical requirements of animals. Career and academic planning. Co-curricular, extra-curricular, and post-graduate opportunities. Required of all first-time students in the Animal Science Department. Credit/No Credit grading only. 2 lectures.

ASCI 112. Principles of Animal Science. 4 units

GE Area B2

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Comparative physiology of digestive, endocrine, and reproductive systems in animals. Principles of nutrition, genetics, growth and development, behavior, food processing/safety of animals. Current issues in animal agriculture including biosecurity, animal welfare, and governmental safeguards for animal and human health. 4 lectures. Fulfills GE B2 except for ASCI majors.

ASCI 200. Special Problems. 1-4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 3 units per quarter. Credit/No Credit grading only.

ASCI 203. Animal Parasitology. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161.

Identification, life cycles, prevention and control of the common external and internal parasites causing economic loss in livestock. 3 lectures.

ASCI 211. Meat Science. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Muscle food processing methods and operations. Conversion of muscle to meat. Meat inspection, grading, composition, curing, preservation, food safety and related topics. Carcass beef, pork, and lamb processed into consumer ready products. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 212. Livestock Show Management. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Application of the management and operations of Cal Poly's Western Bonanza Livestock Show. Principles and procedures in planning, organizing, financing, promoting and managing a major livestock show and the fair industry. Total credit limited to 6 units. Not open to students with credit for ASCI 412 or ASCI 413. 1 lecture, 2 activities.

ASCI 214. Equine Management. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Application of safety, risk reduction, horsemanship skills. Develop a working equine/human relationship. Selection and application of nutrition, equipment, preventive health and farrier program, and equitation skills. 2 laboratories.

ASCI 220. Introductory Animal Nutrition and Feeding. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161; and CHEM 127.

Nutrient digestion and absorption; basic functions of major nutrient classes; NRC feed classification and feedstuff characteristics; Van Soest system of fiber analysis and practical applications; feed processing: effects on feeds and nutrient availability; nutrient requirements of animals; diet formulation techniques. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 221. Introduction to Beef Production. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Survey of industry characteristics, breeds, market classes, production systems, and current issues facing the beef industry. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 222. Systems of Swine Production. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Structure of the pork industry in the U.S.; production standards and new technologies; breed systems. Market classification, product quality and quality assurance. Swine behavior and husbandry systems; biosecurity, health and feeding systems and management. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 223. Systems of Small Ruminant Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Sheep and goat industry overview, populations, trends, cultural implications, breed identification, nutritional, reproductive, health, marketing, and herd management of sheep and goats. Field trip may be required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 224. Equine Science. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

History, status of the horse industry, breeds. Application of management skills, safety, conformation evaluation, hoof and leg conformation and care. Understanding equine behavior. Insurance and tax ramifications. Pedigree analysis. Alternate therapies. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 225. Introduction to Poultry Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Introduction to modern techniques in poultry production, processing, marketing and price discovery. Consumption trends, breeds and consumer grades. Laboratory application of management skills, health care, keeping of production and accounting records and processing techniques. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 226. Livestock Evaluation. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Utilization of objective and subjective estimation measures in establishing economic worth of domestic animals of the three meat animal species and horses. 1 lecture, 2 laboratories.

ASCI 227. Companion Animal Science. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Companion animal anatomy and physiology, reproduction, nutrition, behavior, management, common parasites, and infectious diseases. Scientific method in studying the human-animal bond. Application of biological concepts to problems related to companion animals. Trends in pet industry including animal welfare issues. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 228. Equine Evaluation. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Appraisal of equine breeds at halter and in performance classes. Evaluate horse classes, decide their order of placement, and then orally justify these decisions to a judge. The relationship of equine anatomy and physiology on competitive performance. 2 laboratories.

ASCI 229. Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161.

Comprehensive overview of the principal systems of farm animals using an integrative, systemic approach to learning the homeostasis of mammalian organisms so the information can be applied to their daily care and management. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 232. General Animal Science Laboratory. 1 unit

Term Typically Offered: W

Basic handling skills of livestock; introductory selection of livestock; basic feedstuff identification and processing; and health care practices. 1 laboratory.

ASCI 260. Preparation of Livestock for Shows and Sales. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Techniques, equipment and knowledge necessary in order to properly condition, groom, and present beef cattle or horses for evaluation and merchandising. 3 activities.

ASCI 265. Equine Behavior and Training. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Training of weanling and yearling horses at halter. Selection of proper attire for the handler and equipment for the horse. Application of safe, behavioral training techniques enabling the horse to accept handling, farrier and health care. 3 activities.

ASCI 270. Selected Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Open to undergraduate students and consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

ASCI 290. Animal Production and Management Enterprise. 1-5 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Beginning field experience in animal production systems. May include health, nutrition, reproduction, management, processing, budgeting, and/or marketing exercises. Total major credit for ASCI 290 limited to 6 units. Total credit for ASCI 290 limited to 10 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1-5 lectures.

ASCI 304. Animal Genomics. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: BIO 302 or BIO 303 or BIO 351.

Application of genetic principles for domestic animal improvement. Improving animal performance and health through use of genetic markers and diagnostics, gene mapping, and related current technologies. 3 lectures.

ASCI 310. Technical Veterinary Skills. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 229.

Restraint and handling of animals, physical examination, necropsy procedure, basic wound management, applied pharmacology. Reproduction and herd health programs. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 311. Advanced Beef Cattle System Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 221.

Management principles for the sustainability of commercial beef cattle operations. Systems approach for goal setting, financial analysis, range management, breeding systems, nutrition, health programs, marketing, and production practices to enhance profitability of commercial cow-calf operations. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 312. Production Medicine. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 221 or ASCI 223; ASCI 225 or ASCI 222; ASCI 224 or ASCI 227; and ASCI 229.

Basic disease concepts. Fundamentals of immunology and therapeutics. Disease prevention principles, infectious and non-infectious. Pre-harvest food safety and milk and meat quality assurance. Herd health management programs for production efficiency and product quality. 3 lectures.

ASCI 315. Equine Biomechanics. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ASCI 224.

Anatomy and physiology of the equine hoof and limb. An understanding of the art and science of the farrier's work. Evaluation of proper hoof care, trimming, and shoeing. Foot and leg conformation as it relates to sound locomotion. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ASCI 320. Physiological Chemistry of Animals. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 229 and one of the following: CHEM 212, CHEM 216, CHEM 312, or CHEM 316.

Interactions between the biological and chemical reactions in livestock. Physiology explained at the organ, tissue and cellular level as it relates to the whole animal system. 4 lectures.

ASCI 321. Zoonoses and Veterinary Public Health Concerns. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161.

Public health concerns including: animal and bird diseases which may be transmitted to people; pre-harvest food safety and handling concerns; and environmental public health hazards. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ASCI 324. Advanced Equine Evaluation. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 228.

Appraising the relative merit of individual horses in halter and performance through the application, development and refinement of deductive and inductive logical processes. Oral and written expression of the selection rationale. 2 laboratories.

ASCI 325. Egg Production, Processing and Distribution. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 225.

Management of replacement pullets and laying hens including flock scheduling, vaccination and handling procedures, nutrition management, costs of operation and production projections. Quality determination, processing, sales and distribution of shell eggs and egg products. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 326. Advanced Livestock Evaluation. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ASCI 112 and ASCI 226.

Application of deductive and inductive logical processes in appraising the relative merit of individual animals within a group sample. Oral expression of the selection rationale. Total credits limited to 4 units. 2 laboratories.

ASCI 329. Principles of Range Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Characteristics, history and multiple uses of rangeland. Principles of range plant physiology and ecology in relation to range condition, trend, utilization and improvement practices. Principles of proper grazing practices and nutrition of livestock. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 330. Poultry Meat Production and Processing. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 225.

Modern production techniques for the poultry meat industry. Management of hatcheries, broiler and/or turkey meat production, processing and further processing. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 333. Equine Reproduction. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 224.

Management of the breeding farm, breeding problems, diseases, study of estrus cycles, servicing the mare, handling stallions. Breeding systems, teasing, embryo transfer, ultrasound pregnancy diagnosis, new developments in breeding technology. 4 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 339. Internship in Animal Science. 1-12 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of internship instructor.

Selected Animal Science students will spend up to 12 weeks with an approved agricultural firm engaged in production or related business. Time will be spent applying and developing production and managerial skills and abilities. One unit of credit may be allowed for each full week of completed and reported internship. Major credit limited to 6 units. Total credit limited to 12 units. Credit/No Credit grading only.

ASCI 340. Animal Welfare and Ethics. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161; and Junior Standing.

Introduction to moral principles that have shaped the field of animal welfare science. Definition of Animal Welfare. Identification of science-based measures of welfare. Current welfare concerns with companion, laboratory, production, and exotic animals. 4 lectures.

ASCI 342. Poultry Business Management. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 225.

Organization and management of vertically integrated poultry operations. Personnel management, cash flow analysis, cash vs. accrual accounting, structuring of financial statements, projecting product outputs and cash flow needs, employee benefit programs and insurance needs for poultry companies. 4 lectures.

ASCI 344. Equine and Human Communication. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 214.

Behavior of the horse and its relationship with people. Learning, motivation, social behavior and communication with techniques to improve the safety and understanding between people and horses. Total credit limited to 6 units. 3 activities.

ASCI 345. Equine Behavior Modification. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 344 and consent of instructor.

Advanced principles of equine behavior modification for training young horses under saddle. Identifying differences in individual horse's attitudes, techniques to teach horses to respond to different stimuli, management of young equine athlete. 5 activities.

ASCI 346. Equine Nutrition. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor; and ASCI 224.

Equine digestion, diet development considerations and evaluations, nutritional management, and the relationship of respective topics to recommended feeding practices, research data, and nutritional portfolios. Information is based on recent advances in horse nutrition and the National Research Council's Nutrient Requirements for Horses. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 347. Equine Exercise Physiology. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 224.

Applied physiology of the exercising horse. Examine different physiological systems: muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and nutritional. Gait analysis, lameness, and treatment. The athletic horse: sports medicine, conditioning, drugs, and necropsy evaluation. A distance learning course. 3 lectures.

ASCI 350. Nonruminant Nutrition. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor.

Comparison of nonruminant and ruminant digestive systems, nutrient requirements, risk management for ingredients, formulation and nutritional management. Influence of growth and production curves, consumption patterns, and feeding management in commercial poultry and swine industries. Feed manufacturing and governmental regulations. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 351. Reproductive Physiology. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 229.

Reproductive anatomy of male and female farm animals. General endocrinology and systemic physiology. Endocrine system effects on the various aspects of reproduction, such as: gametogenesis, estrus, gestation, parturition, mothering and seasonality. Introduction to reproductive biotechnology and embryo manipulation. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 355. Ruminant Nutrition. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor; and ASCI 320 or CHEM 313 or CHEM 371.

Digestive physiology and nutrition of ruminants. Anatomy and physiology of the digestive tract. Rumen microbial fermentation. Nitrogen utilization and metabolism. Energy partitioning. Net energy system. Range livestock and feedlot nutrition. Supplementation. Common metabolic and nutritional dysfunctions. Diet formulation. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 360. Holistic Management. 4 units

GE Area F

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing and completion of GE Area B.

Application of holistic management, a goal-oriented, value-driven framework for making decisions that are ecologically, economically, and socially sound. Impact of technology and other tools on ecosystem processes. Holistic approach to management, especially of land-based resources, aimed toward greater biodiversity and sustainability. Not open to students with credit in AG 450. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. Crosslisted as AG/ASCI 360. Fulfills GE Area F.

ASCI 363. Undergraduate Seminar. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Major developments in the chosen field of the student. Discussion of new developments, policies, practices, and procedures. Each individual is responsible for the development and presentation of a topic in the chosen field, resume, and cover letter. 2 seminars.

ASCI 366. Veterinary Pharmacology. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: CHEM 111 or CHEM 127, and ASCI 229.

Investigation of pharmacological principles applied to animal systems. Overview of drugs acting on the nervous, endocrine, circulatory, urinary systems, and reproductive systems, specialty areas of pharmacology, and pharmacogenomics of livestock and companion animals. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ASCI 370. Rangeland Improvements. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 329.

Review of practices used for improving the productivity or ecological functions of rangeland landscapes managed for grazing livestock, wildlife, or for ecological and/or aesthetic values. 3 lectures.

ASCI 384. Processed Meat Products. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ASCI 211 and junior standing.

Physical, chemical and functional characteristics of meat food raw materials. Science and technology of value-added processing including curing, sausage manufacture, low moisture products, and restructuring. Quality assurance and related current industry topics. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 400. Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates. 1-4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Individual investigation, research, studies, or surveys of selected problems. Total credit limited to 4 units, with a maximum of 4 units per quarter. Credit/No Credit grading only.

ASCI 403. Applied Biotechnology in Animal Science. 5 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: BIO 161; BIO 162; and upper division genetics course (BIO 302 or BIO 303 or BIO 351 or ASCI 304).

Coverage of current resources, techniques and methodologies used in animal research and biotechnology as well as experimental design, model assessment, and data interpretation with application to an experimental setting in the laboratory. 3 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ASCI 405. Domestic Livestock Endocrinology. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F

Prerequisite: ASCI 229 or BIO 361.

Endocrine homeostasis with emphasis on the influence of hormones involved in digestion, metabolism, calcium and phosphorous, thyroid gland, adrenal gland, reproduction, and pregnancy. Signaling pathways. 4 lectures.

ASCI 406. Applied Animal Embryology and Assisted Reproduction. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 229 and ASCI 351.

Comparative physiology and molecular understanding of oocyte development, fertilization, culturing, cryopreservation and micromanipulation of gametes and embryos. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ASCI 407. Assisted Reproduction Technologies of Gametes and Embryos Laboratory. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 229; ASCI 351; and ASCI 406. Recommended: ASCI 320 or CHEM 371; CHEM 327.

Coverage of current resources, advanced techniques and methodologies of assisted reproduction of gametes and embryos involving in-vivo collection, in-vitro fertilization, cryopreservation and micromanipulation. Mouse, cattle and horse gametes used for learning the techniques involved in embryology and assisted reproduction 1 lecture, 2 laboratories.

ASCI 410. Applied Animal Behavior Science. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: BIO 111 or BIO 161; and ASCI 229 or BIO 162.

Principles of behavior applied to animals in managed environments. Observation and measurement of behavior, including sampling and recording methods. Learning, including training and operant conditioning. Discussion of issues related to behavioral welfare. Etiology and management of maladaptive behavior. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 412. Advanced Livestock Event Planning. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 212, AGB 314 and consent of instructor.

Organization and planning for the Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show. Establishment of committee assignments and show manager responsibilities. Corporate partnerships established and fund raising begun. Planning for activities and guest speakers and new student recruitment. Total credit limited to 6 units. 1 lecture, 2 activities.

ASCI 413. Advanced Livestock Event Management. 1 unit

Term Typically Offered: SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 412 and consent of instructor.

Student management of the Western Bonanza Junior Livestock Show. Leadership skills, team building, media relations, use of computer applications, livestock and fair industry contacts and mentoring to new students. Application of knowledge learned in ASCI 412. Total credit limited to 2 units. 1 activity.

ASCI 415. HACCP for Meat and Poultry Operations. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 211.

Using Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles to develop regulatory inspection plans for meat and poultry operations; development and use of prerequisite programs; microbiological and process overviews. 3 lectures.

ASCI 420. Animal Metabolism and Nutrition. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 220 with a grade of C- or better or consent of instructor; and ASCI 320 or CHEM 313 or CHEM 371.

Metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, minerals, vitamins and water, and the relationship of nutrient utilization to animal production. 3 lectures.

ASCI 425. Meat Industry Study Tour. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: W

Prerequisite: ASCI 211.

Study tour of commercial meat businesses. Livestock harvest and carcass fabrication, further meat processing, retail and food service operations. Personnel, processing procedures, regulatory standards, industry specifications and current issues. Travel for 4 days. 2 activities.

ASCI 438. Systemic Animal Physiology. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 229; CHEM 313 or CHEM 371, or ASCI 320.

Homeostatic relationships of organ systems. Cardiovascular, respiratory, urogenital and neuro-endocrinological functions. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 440. Immunology and Diseases of Animals. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 229. Recommended: ASCI 320, CHEM 371 or equivalent.

Introduction to immune system, including innate and acquired immunity of domesticated animals. Application of immunological analyses and examination of current disease issues in domesticated animals. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 450. Computer Applications in Animal Science: Spreadsheet Analysis. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Development of spreadsheets relating to livestock production. Integration of database and analytical techniques. Cost-benefit analyses of livestock production systems. 2 lectures, 2 activities.

ASCI 455. Advanced Equine Reproductive Technologies. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 333 and ASCI 351. Recommended: ASCI 405 and ASCI 406.

Assisted reproductive technologies in horses; use of gametes from normal and sub-fertile horses; manipulation of sub-fertile horses, donor and recipient mares; manipulation of endocrine system; embryo utilization; cryobiology of gametes and embryos; assessment of high-risk mare, fetus, and neonate. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 460. Rangeland Assessment and Planning. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 329.

Examination of methods used for determining the healthy and function of rangeland ecosystems, and the application of planning processes used in the management of rangelands and associated ecosystems. Field trip required. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 470. Selected Advanced Topics. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 lectures.

ASCI 471. Selected Advanced Laboratory. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1 to 4 laboratories.

ASCI 477. Senior Project - Research Experience in Animal Science. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Senior standing, ASCI 363 and consent of instructor. Recommended: one course in statistics.

Independent research experience in a specific area of animal science conducted under faculty supervision. Satisfies senior project requirement. Minimum 90 hours required.

ASCI 478. Senior Project - Advanced Internship Experience in Animal Science. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: ASCI 363 and senior standing.

Independent internship experience conducted under faculty supervision focusing on a discipline area of animal science. Completion of a project as a component of the internship. Satisfies senior project requirement. Minimum 90 hours required.

ASCI 479. Senior Project - Current Topics in Animal Science. 3 units

Term Typically Offered: F, SP

Prerequisite: Senior standing and ASCI 363.

Critical evaluation and formal presentation of current issues facing animal agriculture. Evaluation of current topics, analysis of supporting evidence and logic, and synthesis and formal presentation of the resulting perspectives on different approaches to current challenges. 3 lectures.

ASCI 490. Advanced Animal Production and Management Enterprise. 1-5 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Advanced field experience in animal production systems. May include health, nutrition, reproduction, management, processing, budgeting, and/or marketing exercises as well as management decision-making opportunities. Total major credit for ASCI 490 limited to 6 units. Total credit for ASCI 490 limited to 10 units. Credit/No Credit grading only. 1-5 lectures.

ASCI 500. Individual Study in Animal Science. 1-6 units

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Consent of department head, graduate advisor and supervising faculty member.

Advanced independent study planned and completed under the direction of a member of the Animal Science faculty. Total credit limited to 6 units.

ASCI 503. Advanced Molecular Techniques in Animal Science. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 403 or equivalent course.

Advanced molecular laboratory techniques in animal science. Topics include analyses of cellular and metabolic regulation, gene expression, gene activation and regulation, gene construct design, transgenesis, knockout animal models. 2 lectures, 2 laboratories.

ASCI 520. Comparative Animal Nutrition. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 320, or CHEM 313 or CHEM 371, and one of the following: ASCI 346, or ASCI 350, or ASCI 355, or DSCI 301, or consent of instructor.

Advanced problem-based presentation of animal nutrition case studies. Emphasis on nutrients, clinical nutrition disorders and species not commonly considered in production animal nutrition. Analytical and problem-solving skills will be utilized to develop solutions to complex animal nutrition management issues. 3 lectures, 1 activity.

ASCI 540. Advanced Immunology and Diseases of Animals. 4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: ASCI 229; ASCI 320 or CHEM 371; STAT 218.

In-depth analysis of the immune system, including molecular basis for immunity of domesticated animals. Application of immunological assays, and application of scientific method to examine immunity and disease in domesticated animals. Not open to students with credit in ASCI 440. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory.

ASCI 570. Selected Topics in Animal Science. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Directed group study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. Class Schedule will list topic selected. Total credit limited to 12 units. 1 to 4 seminars.

ASCI 571. Selected Advanced Laboratory. 1-4 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.

Directed group laboratory study of selected topics for advanced students. Open to undergraduate and graduate students. The Schedule of Classes will list title selected. Total credit limited to 8 units. 1-4 laboratories.

ASCI 581. Graduate Seminar in Animal Science. 1-4 units

CR/NC

Term Typically Offered: F, W, SP

Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

Current findings and research problems in the field and their application to the industry. Credit/No Credit grading only. Total credit limited to 12 units. 1-4 seminars.

ASCI 593. Regenerative Medicine Internship. 3-5 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Specialization in Regenerative Medicine for the MS in Biological Sciences, or the MS in Biomedical Engineering, or the Animal Science Specialization in the MS in Agriculture.

Supervised graduate research and/or development in stem cell science or regenerative medicine and engineering. Provides students with an off-campus industrial or university internship. Total credit limited to 10 units. Crosslisted as ASCI/BIO/BMED 593.

ASCI 594. Applications in Regenerative Medicine. 2 units

Term Typically Offered: TBD

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Specialization in Regenerative Medicine for the MS in Biological Sciences, or the MS in Biomedical Engineering, or the Animal Science Specialization in the MS in Agriculture.

Transfer of skills and knowledge gained through coursework, in an applied setting at Cal Poly. Demonstration of technical, problem solving, and presentation skills, and familiarity with current research. Part of the culminating experience for the Specialization in Regenerative Medicine in the MS in Biological Sciences, or the MS in Biomedical Engineering, or the Animal Science Specialization in the MS in Agriculture. 1 seminar and supervised work. Crosslisted as ASCI/BIO/BMED 594.