Courses

Above: Students from Dr. Small’s “Aquaculture” course learning about fish stocking and hatchery management at a local fish farm.

ANS 571: Fish Reproduction and Breeding

  • New course offered Spring 2013
  • Course description:
    The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of fish reproduction, breeding techniques and the complexity involved in managing a hatchery breeding program. We’ll explore breeding strategies, reproductive physiology and captive breeding, as well as the role of genetics and the use of biotechnology and various breeding techniques in breeding programs. Class time will be a mix of lectures, discussion, field trips, and hands on laboratory exercises.

ANS 426: Comparative Endocrinology

  • Offered Spring semesters, every other year
  • Course description:
    This course is a comparative study of endocrinology, with a primary emphasis on vertebrate systems. The central theme of this course is the role of hormones in the control of physiological processes, including homeostasis, growth, development, reproduction, and behavior. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of the vertebrate endocrine system and to gain an appreciation of how hormones are involved in the complex regulation of physiological processes necessary to maintain the life and well-being of an animal.

ANS 331: Growth and Developmental Physiology of Animals

  • Offered Fall semesters
  • Course description:
    This course is a comparative study of domestic animal function presented using an organ system approach. How cell, tissue and organ structure is related to physiological function is emphasized. The mechanism and regulation of animal growth and development will also be emphasized. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of physiological function, growth and development in domestic animals and to gain an appreciation of the complexity involved in maintaining the life and well-being of an animal.

ANS/ZOOL 477: Aquaculture

  • Offered Spring 2011
  • Course description:
    Worldwide, aquaculture is one of the most ancient forms of animal husbandry. Currently, culture of aquatic biota for direct consumption, stock enhancement, or other purposes is the fastest growing and most diverse sector of livestock production. The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of commonly used culture systems, to become familiar with the fundamentals of fish and shellfish husbandry, and to gain an appreciation of aquaculture’s roles in natural resource management, human food supply, and the global economy.
Top