ASCI95
Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar

Prerequisites: Animal Science Major

Description: The Animal Science Major Orientation Seminar provides Animal Science majors an opportunity to interact with Animal Science Faculty and other Animal Science students in an encouraging and supportive environment during their first semester in the major. Weekly topics will include discussions with Animal Science faculty, academic success resources, intrapersonal and leadership development and academic and co-curricular planning. The course is required for all Animal Science majors regardless of when the major is declared.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
Max credits per semester:
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Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:0

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ASCI100
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry

Description: Overview of the industries in animal science; fundamentals of animal biology related to their application in those industries; and trends and current issues related to production and consumption of animal products important for human welfare.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 100L

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI100L
Fundamentals of Animal Biology and Industry Laboratory

Prerequisites: Previous or concurrent enrollment in ASCI 100

Description: Introductory animal science laboratory designed to introduce basic principles of animal biology and management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI101
Introduction to Animal Sciences

Description: Survey of careers, internships, skills and information resources for students interested in animal sciences, animal health and veterinary medicine. General skills and information for success in college.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI107
Introduction to the Companion Animal Food IndustryCrosslisted with FDST 107

Description: The companion animal food industry, products, processes, and career opportunities.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI150
Animal Production Skills

Description: Introductory course in skills related to proper care and management of production animals. Laboratory sessions develop fundamental skills of animal husbandry.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI151
Introductory Companion Animal Biology

Description: Domestication, anatomy, care, nutrition, reproduction and welfare of dogs, cats, rabbits, and other companion animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI171
Human-Companion Animal Interactions

Description: Roles of companion animals in society (therapy, research, and entertainment). The responsibilities of humans in these relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI181
Beef Industry Scholars - Freshman Seminar

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program.

ASCI 181 is 'Letter grade only'.

Description: Introduction to the Nebraska and United States beef industry. Discussion of issues by invited beef industry leaders and on-site visits of industry organizations.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 281

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI200
Animal and Carcass Evaluation

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Comparative evaluation of animals and their carcasses and products. Basic animal growth and development and the characteristics of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry that determine carcass value. Federal and industry product standards. Introduction of economic selection objectives, measurements of animal performance, use of performance records to estimate genetic value and application of procedures of genetic evaluation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI201
Professional Development for Careers in Animal Science

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 and Sophomore Standing

Description: The course is designed for Animal Science majors to further develop the following: 1.) Critical thinking and problem solving skills as individuals and in groups, 2.) Ability to identify potential careers related to animals, 3.) Animal related career development goals and experiential learning plans, 4.) Ethics and values associated with animal related careers and 5.) A senior capstone project proposal.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI210
Animal Products

Prerequisites: ASCI 100.

Description: Knowledge of edible animal products with particular emphasis to meat products from livestock and poultry. Includes all aspects of the meat industry from slaughter to consumption. Methods of slaughter and fabrication, conversion of muscle to meat, processing techniques, preservation and storage, and consumer related topics discussed and demonstrated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI213
Meat Specifications and ProcurementCrosslisted with NUTR 213

ASCI/NUTR 213 is for those students who have an interest in a career in Culinary Science, Meat Science, and/or Dietetics.

Description: Selecting and purchasing meat for the hotel, restaurant, institutional industry, and the retail markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI240
Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals

Prerequisites: BIOS 101 or equivalent and CHEM 105 or equivalent

Description: Fundamentals of the anatomy and physiology of domestic animals.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 315; ASCI 320; ASCI 341; VBMS 303; VBMS 403; VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ASCI250
Animal Management

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Principles of managing animals in typical production systems. Basics of managing beef, dairy, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine through the life cycle for economic and efficient production.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 485

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI251
Introduction to Companion Animals

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 or 3 hrs biological sciences.

Description: Overview of pets, their care, nutrition, reproduction behavior, and health issues; exploration of other ways in which these animals can be used (e.g., in therapy, teaching).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI252
Introduction to the Horse Industry and Management

Description: Provides an introduction to the equine industry including history and basic biology of the horse, proper care and acceptable management procedures, and current issues. An overview of basic equine anatomy and physiology will be discussed as it relates to managerial principles associated with proper hoof care, disease prevention, breeding and genetics, nutritional management, reproduction, and animal welfare.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI254
Basic Swine Science

Description: Basic disciplines and concepts involved in swine production including: industry structure, trends and statistics; production phases and building; genetic improvement; reproduction; nutrition; health and bio-security; nutrient management; marketing and meat quality; and career opportunities in the swine industry. This course is taught by Iowa State University as part of the GPIDEA/Ag*IDEA course offerings, Registration with permission from your adviser and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI260
Basic Equitation

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Review of fundamental horse safety and horsemanship to include handling, grooming, equipping, riding western or English, and the relationship of riding to physical and mental well-being. Development of balanced seat, hands and posture at all the natural gaits of the horse. Emphasis will be on control of the horse through the use of the primary and secondary aids. Welfare and communication considerations in order to have effective horse-human relationships.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI271
Companion Animal Behavior

Prerequisites: ASCI 100 or 251 or course into introductory biology.

Description: Companion animal behavior. Application of behavior principles to describe normal and problem behaviors of common companion animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI281
Beef Industry Scholars - Issues

Prerequisites: ASCI 181

Letter grade only

Description: Nebraska beef industry and supporting organizations (the Nebraska Cattlemen and the Nebraska Beef Council). Tours, attending meetings, and discussion of issues by invited beef industry leaders.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 311E

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI300A
Principles of Meat Evaluation, Grading and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 200.

Description: Comparative evaluation of meat characteristics of beef carcasses, beef primal cuts, pork carcasses, pork primal cuts, and lamb carcasses. Federal grade standards for beef carcass and application of USDA Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI300B
Principles of Livestock Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: Junior standing. ASCI 200 recommended.

Opportunity to become members of the University of Nebraska Livestock Judging Team.

Description: Principles of livestock judging and presentation of oral reasons. Evaluation of body structure and composition differences in breeding and market livestock as related to their use in meat production. Live animal, performance records, genetic evaluations, and breeding livestock scenarios evaluated. Presentation of oral reasons to defend selection decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI300D
Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation

Prerequisites: ASCI 300B or permission.

The University of Nebraska Meat Animal Evaluation Team will be selected from students in this course.

Description: Further expertise in breeding animal, market animal, and carcass evaluation. Live animal and carcass grading and pricing.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI300E
Principles of Horse Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: Junior standing recommended.

A student enrolled in ASCI 300E will have an opportunity to become a member of the University of Nebraska Horse Judging Team.

Description: Conformation associated with equine structural form and performance standards. Evaluation of performance classes as governed by breed association standards and industry regulations. Presentation of oral reasons to defend selection decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI310
Fresh Meats

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or permission.

Description: Fresh meat from beef, pork, lamb, and poultry. Characteristics of muscle, meat technology, preservation, merchandising concepts, and markets.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI311A
Equine Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI311B
Meat Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI311D
Pork Industry Study Tour

Description: Study tour of livestock and/or meat/food processors. Provide an understanding of the industry's operations and problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI311E
Beef Industry Study Tour

Prerequisites: ASCI 281

Supplements to the class include invited speakers. A summer tour is required. Letter grade only

Description: Identify beef cattle related enterprises that represent the breadth of the cattle industry. Prioritize these enterprises as candidates for inclusion in the summer tour.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 381

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI315
Animal Growth and Development

Prerequisites: ASCI 240

Description: Provide insight into the growth and development of the structural tissues in animals. The physiological, genetic, nutritional, and environmental factors that can affect growth and development of animals will be discussed in terms of both livestock and domestic animals.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI320
Animal Nutrition and Feeding

Prerequisites: ASCI 240 or equivalent, CHEM 106 or equivalent

Description: Fundamentals of nutrition and feeding of domestic livestock, nutrients and nutrient requirements, characteristics of feedstuffs, methods of feeding, and the feed industry.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455; ASCI 457

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI321
Companion Animal Nutrition

Prerequisites: ASCI 320 or equivalent.

Description: Digestive anatomy and physiology of companion animals including dogs, cats, small mammals, and exotic species. Unique nutrient requirements, pet food formulation, and regulations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI322
Equine Nutrition

Description: Equine nutrition including digestive anatomy and physiology. Nutritional requirements of horses as related to growth, reproduction, and performance. The relationship of nutrition to disease and environment. Management practices and application of current equine nutritional research.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI330
Animal Breeding

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 or BIOS 206; STAT 218 or equivalent

Description: Principles of animal breeding and their application to livestock improvement. Material includes explanations of genetic variation as a cause of variation in animal performance, characterization of the effects of selection, inbreeding and crossbreed-ing, and application of these procedures to development of breeding programs to improve efficiency of production.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ASCI340
Animal Physiological Systems

Prerequisites: LIFE 120/121, CHEM 109/110, MATH 102

Description: A comprehensive look at the major physiological systems that comprise the mammalian body. Anatomical organization and functionality of the nervous system, muscle, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, digestive system, urinary system, reproductive system, endocrine system, and immune system. Labs offer hands-on learning experiences through dissections, clinical demonstrations, and interactive multimedia.

This course is a prerequisite for: VBMS 410

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ASCI341
Physiology and Management of Reproduction

Prerequisites: ASCI 240

Description: Comparative anatomy and physiology of reproduction in domestic animals. Endocrine regulation of reproductive function, patterns of reproduction, economic consequences of sub-optimal reproductive performance, environmental influences on reproductive efficiency, application of selected techniques for controlling reproduction. Laboratory provides application of techniques used in reproductive management.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 450; ASCI 455

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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ASCI342
Equine Reproduction

Prerequisites: ASCI 240 or equivalent. ASCI 341 recommended.

Description: Anatomy and physiology of stallion and mare reproductive systems. Estrous detection systems, artificial and natural breeding techniques, infertility, semen collection and processing, reproductive management, and record keeping.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI343
Meat CulinologyTMIII: Foodservice ApplicationsCrosslisted with NUTR 343

Prerequisites: ASCI/NUTR 210 or ASCI/NUTR 213 or ASCI/NUTR 310.

Description: Cookery principles and methods role in maintaining meat yield and quality characteristics. Cookery techniques to maximize guest satisfaction and insure foodservice and/or restaurant financial integrity. Flavor enhancement and cookery technology application in center of the plate concept development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI354A
Swine Breeding & Gestation

Description: Concepts related to: reproductive physiology and endocrinology of boars and sows; genetic selection programs; development programs for future replacement gilts and boars; semen collection, evaluation, and preparation; detection of estrus and artificial insemination; pregnancy diagnosis; feeding and house programs for gestating sows; environmental management; records; diseases; and development of quality assurance programs for identifying and solving reproductive problems. This course is taught by North Carolina State University and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA courses offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI354B
Swine Farrowing Management

Description: Advanced integration and application of reproductive management concepts during farrowing and lactation. Identification of production trends; formulation of strategies to improve productivity; and parturition and neonatal management. This course is taught by the University of Missouri and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA course offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI354D
Swine Nursery Management

Description: Overview of the critical management, housing, and financial considerations relevant to the successful operation of a swine nursery, grow-finish, or wean to finish enterprise, including: nutrient requirements; building and facility management; and marketing. This course is taught by Penn State as part of the GPIDEA/Ag*IDEA course offerings. Registration with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI354E
Employee Management for Swine Industry

Description: Effective employee management in swine production units. Assist students in understanding the principles, policies, and practices related to procurement, development, maintenance, and utilization of employees. This course is taught by Virginia Tech University and is part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA consortium. Registration is with permission from your advisor and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI354F
Swine Environment Management

Description: Response of swine to thermal environment, ventilation system design and analysis, heating and cooling systems and examples of various designs for all phases of production. Trouble shooting ventilation systems and energy analysis of production units. This course is taught by Iowa State University as part of the GPIDEA/AgIDEA consortium. Registration with permission from your adviser and CASNR Online Education Office.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI360
Advanced Equitation

Prerequisites: Junior standing, ASCI 260 and/or permission.

Description: Study and application of maneuvers basic to performance excellence. Assigned student mounts expected to show satisfactory progress toward standards of excellence in Western and English performance.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI361
Equestrian Team Horsemanship/Equitation

Description: Application of equestrian horsemanship and equitation skills through practices and horsemanship competitions in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association. May be repeated for a total of 4 credit hours.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI370
Animal Welfare

Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission.

Description: In-depth exploration of the issues involved in animal use. The historical, biological, ethical, and social aspects of human/animal interactions in Western culture.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI381
Beef Industry Scholars - Practicum

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program; ASCI 311E, ALEC 417

Description: Financial risk management, beef processing, animal health, and related emerging issues.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 481

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

ASCI395A
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Industry Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI395B
Extension and Service Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience. A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-6

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ASCI395D
Research Experiences

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience. A faculty adviser for the area of interest must be identified prior to registering for the course.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI395E
Experiential Learning for Career Development in Animal Sciences - Undergraduate Teaching Experience

Description: Extension and application of the animal science curriculum within the context of industry (e.g., internship), extension and service, research, or teaching experience.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ASCI399
Independent Study in Animal Science

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

ACE:

ASCI400A
Advanced Meat Grading and Evaluation

Prerequisites: ASCI 300A.

Description: Comparative evaluation of the meat characteristics of beef, pork, and lamb that affect product merit and the scientific basis of the factors that influence the relative value. Federal meat grades and their application, industry grading system and their application, and application of Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications. Application of the above topics, as well as critical decision making and written justification of meat product merit, practiced in-depth.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI400B
Advanced Livestock Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 300B or equivalent experience.

The University of Nebraska Senior Livestock Judging Team will be selected from students in this course.

Description: Livestock judging and evaluation applying principles learned in ASCI 300B. Field trips to commercial and purebred livestock operations and exhibitions. Network with producers to learn varied livestock production philosophies. Develop a proficiency in brief, concise oral presentation of reasons for making a decision.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI400E
Advanced Horse Evaluation and Judging

Prerequisites: ASCI 300E or equivalent, recommended.

The University Horse Judging Team is selected from students enrolled in ASCI 400E. Field trips are a major component of the course.

Description: Advanced horse judging and analysis. Evaluate conformation and score multiple performance events. The development and presentation of concise oral reasons to defend placing decisions.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LAB

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

ASCI410
Processed MeatsCrosslisted with ASCI 810

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or equivalent. Junior standing or permission.

3 cr II classroom. 3 cr I, II, III web.

Description: ASCI 485 is for majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an interest in careers in livestock production units, the meat industry, or related agribusiness.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI411
HACCP and Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry

Prerequisites: An understanding of food production and processing operations. Recommended: ASCI 310, 410, and FDST 205; or NUTR 343.

Description: Principles, implementation, sanitation, and standard operating procedures that function to support the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System. Food safety hazards and their relationship to food borne illness in the meat and food industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI419
Meat InvestigationsCrosslisted with ASCI 819, FDST 419, FDST 819

Prerequisites: ASCI 210 or permission.

Description: Conduct independent research and study meat industry problems in processing, production, storage, and preparation of meat and meat products.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

ASCI421
Advanced Animal NutritionCrosslisted with ASCI 821

Prerequisites: ASCI 320.

Description: Advanced course dealing with the nutrition of domestic animals. In-depth coverage of nutrients, nutrient metabolism, and nutrient requirements. Biochemical and physiological functions of nutrients in life processes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI422
Advanced Feeding and Feed FormulationCrosslisted with ASCI 822

Prerequisites: ASCI 320 or equivalent.

Description: Feeding practices for domestic animals. Applied animal nutrition and feed formulation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI431
Advanced Animal BreedingCrosslisted with ASCI 831

Prerequisites: ASCI 330.

Description: Application of genetic principles to animal breeding. Critical examination of current and potential selection programs and crossbreeding systems. Determination of performance objectives. Expected responses to selection methods and dissemination of improvement in an industry.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI432
Genome AnalysisCrosslisted with ASCI 832

Prerequisites: AGRO 215 and BIOC 321 or equivalent

Description: Theoretical and practical aspects of: structure and function of eukaryotic genomes; genome sequencing and assembling, polymorphism and isoform detection and genotyping; gene and genome annotation; strategies used to identify genetic variants responsible for phenotypic differences; and personalized genomics, social and ethical aspects associated with genomic information.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI441
New Techniques in Reproductive BiologyCrosslisted with ASCI 841

Prerequisites: ASCI 341 or equivalent.

Description: Mammalian early embryonic development. Basic aspects of embryology and development biology. Modern technologies in animal reproductive biology, in vitro maturation and fertilization, embryo transfer, cloning, assisted reproductive technologies, transgenic animals, and embryonic stem cells.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI442
EndocrinologyCrosslisted with ASCI 842, BIOS 442, BIOS 842, VBMS 842

Prerequisites: A course in vertebrate physiology and/or biochemistry.

Description: Mammalian endocrine glands from the standpoint of their structure, their physiological function in relation to the organism, the chemical nature and mechanisms of action of their secretory products, and the nature of anomalies manifested with their dysfunction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI443
Physiology of Animal Cells and TissuesCrosslisted with ASCI 843

Description: Molecular, cellular, and tissue dependent functions of neurons, skeletal and smooth muscle, vasculature, and immune cells. Cellular regulation of important physiological processes including blood flow, gas exchange, inorganic solute homeostasis, acid-base balance, water balance, appetite control, and thermal regulation will also be studied. Understand cellular and molecular processes that ensure homeostasis and promote integration of physiological systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ASCI450
Horse Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320, ASCI 330 or ASCI 341

Description: Light horse production. Nutrition, reproduction, management, housing, and principle usage of light horses.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI451
Livestock Management on Range and PastureCrosslisted with AGRO 445, AGRO 845, ASCI 851, RNGE 445

Prerequisites: ASCI 250 and AGRO 240 or 340; AECN 201 recommended.

Description: Analyzing the plant and animal resources and economic aspects of pasturage. Management of pasture and range for continued high production emphasized.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI453
Dairy ManagementCrosslisted with ASCI 453H

Prerequisites: Senior standing and ASCI 250, or permission. ASCI 240, 320 and 330 recommended.

Description: Management of a dairy enterprise for efficient production of a quality product. Emphasis on specific problems in breeding, feeding, reproduction, facilities, herd health, and in harvesting and marketing of milk and related economic considerations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI453H
Dairy ManagementCrosslisted with ASCI 453

Prerequisites: Senior standing and ASCI 250, or permission. ASCI 240, 320 and 330 recommended.

Description: Management of a dairy enterprise for efficient production of a quality product. Emphasis on specific problems in breeding, feeding, reproduction, facilities, herd health, and in harvesting and marketing of milk and related economic considerations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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ASCI455
Beef Cow-Calf Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320; ASCI 330 or 341

Description: Integrated management specific to the beef cow-calf enterprise necessary to achieve biologic and economic efficiency.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI456
Beef Cattle Merchandising

Prerequisites: Senior standing. ASCI 300B and 330 recommended.

Students enrolled in ASCI 456 are responsible for planning and conducting the annual UNL bull sale.

Description: Develop skills to merchandise breeding cattle including advertising, genetic and phenotype selection, data collection, and conducting a bull sale.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI457
Beef Feedlot Management

Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission; ASCI 320

Description: Advanced preparation in the feeding of cattle for slaughter. Emphasis on the nutrition and management of feedlot cattle and related health and economic considerations. Covers the beef enterprise from weaning to market and relates closely to beef cow-calf production.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:2

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ASCI481
Beef Industry Scholars - Beef Summit

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nebraska Beef Industry Scholars (NBIS) program; ASCI 381

ASCI 481 requires working with the Nebraska Cattlemen and the instructor to develop the summit. Letter grade only

Description: Identification of a major issue confronting the Nebraska beef industry. Organize a Nebraska summit meeting to discuss and bring the identified issue to resolution.

This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 482, AECN 482

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI482
Beef Industry Scholars - National Beef Industry PolicyCrosslisted with AECN 482

Prerequisites: ASCI 481; ASCI 395A or ASCI 395B

ASCI 482 requires attending the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) annual convention and then, communicating the new policy and issues to local organizations and undergraduate student groups. Letter grade only.

Description: Discuss and dissect issues from the NCBA convention researching the pros and cons of current and proposed policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI485
Animal Systems Analysis

Prerequisites: Senior standing; ASCI 250; AECN 201; or permission

ASCI 485 is for majors in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources with an interest in careers in livestock production units, the meat industry, or related agribusiness.

Description: Goal setting, information gathering, and application of problem solving methods in animal science. Develops ability to analyze and solve problems in all segments of animal science by integration of information from all pertinent disciplines and sources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI486
Animal Biological Systems

Prerequisites: ASCI 210, 240 and 320; AGRO 215 or BIOS 205.

Capstone course. ASCI 486 is for seniors with an interest in careers involving animal science disciplines, animal biology, and related fields.

Description: How to integrate information from the animal science disciplines to understanding animals as biological systems. The processes of growth, adaptation, and lactation. Analyzing the interrelationship of each discipline within animal production. Using case studies, scenarios, and problem solving assignments to examine how alterations in nutrition and metabolism, genetic makeup, endocrine profile and/or the environment impact or effect the animal as a whole.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ASCI490A
Animal Science Internship - Beef Feedlot Management

Prerequisites: ACCT 201; AECN 325 and 452; ASCI 422 and 457; and permission.

Description: Management internship in a beef feedlot. Organizational and financial structure of the beef feedlot and experience in making decisions related to: animal production, marketing, business management, and personnel management.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:1-3

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ASCI491
Animal Science Seminar

Prerequisites: Senior standing.

Description: Student-led discussion of selected current topics significant to the livestock, poultry, and meat industry. Concerns and issues of society as they relate to local, national, and international animal agriculture.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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ASCI496
Independent Study in Animal ScienceCrosslisted with ASCI 896

Prerequisites: 12 hrs animal science or closely related areas and permission.

Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under the supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-5
Max credits per semester:5
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-5

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ASCI499H
Honors Thesis

Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission; AGRI 299H recommended.

Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3-6

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