Large Animal Science: Syllabus

syllabi
Course Title:
Large Animal Care Syllabi Instructional Strategies:

Instructor Information:
Lori Pagel Room 403
Phone: (507)634-2961
Office Hours: 7:30 – 3:30
e-mail address:
Assessment Strategies:
Each animal chapter will include a lecture, questions, project and test.
Technology: Students will do some word processing and have access to the internet. Culminating Performance Assessment:
Written test and identification test
Course Description:
Student in this class will have a basic understanding of the feeding, uses and processing, care and housing requirements for the production of animals in agriculture. Sheep, swine, beef, horse, dairy, and animal ethics and right will be discussed in this class. Essential Questions:
Am I interested in the animal industry as a career?
Do I enjoy this as a past time or hobby?
Do I want to learn more about the industry?

Course Outcomes:
The primary objective of this class is to expose student to the world of large animals. Whether the student is interested in going into the large animal industry as a career ore just working with animals as a hobby. Assignments:
Terms, questions, projects will be assigned for each chapter covered. Tri-fold and research board will be completed on an animal issue.
Standard: Issue Analysis Performance Scale:
What Students Should Know and Understand(Declarative Knowledge):Students will:
A student will:
A. learn the history and domestication of the animals studied.
B. investigate and identify the major breeds or groups of a specie
C. learn the proper method of safety, feeding, and care of animals.
D. be exposed to different grooming and training methods.
E. discuss the various health concerns of the various large animals.
F. look at various housing and equipment needs of animals.
G. identify various digestive systems.
H. investigate feeds, additives, hormones, and nutrition.

A student shall research an issue and evaluate proposed positions or solutions by:
A. gathering information on past or contemporary issues:
B. identifying relevant questions or a range of points of view:
C. learn the proper method of safety, feeding , and care of animals.
D. be exposed to different grooming and training methods.
E. discuss the various health concerns of the various large animals.
F. look at various housing and equipment needs of animals.
G. identify various digestive systems.
H. investigate feeds, additives, hormones, and nutrition.

A student shall research an issue and evaluate proposed positions or solutions by:
A. gathering information on past or contemporary issues;
B. identifying relevant questions or a range of points of view:
C. summarizing relevant background information;
D. examining information from each source for bias and intended audience;
E. identifying areas of conflict, compromise, or agreement among various groups concerning the issue;
F. evaluating multiple positions and proposed solutions for the issue, including analyzing conclusions, arguments, and supporting evidence, identifying impact on policies, comparing alternative solutions, and projecting consequences.

Real World Application(s):
Working in the animal industry. Starting up production of animal commodity. Raising animals for a hobby.
Classroom Policies:
All chapter assignments are due when the test is given. Late assignments will be given less credit.

Work missed due to an absence will be given 2 days to be made up for full credit. Grading:
District Grading Scale will be used.  See handbook..
Primary Source Material:
Large Animal Science
By James R. Gillespie
Delmar Publishers copyright 1992 Portfolio Requirements:
Students will not complete a portfolio, but will have a tri-fold board and research paper to do.
WWW.Resources: Other Source Material:


 
 


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