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Courses in Avian Sciences (AVS)

Lower Division

11. Introduction to Poultry Science (3)

Lecture—3 hours. The mosaic of events that have tied poultry science to other scientific disciplines and poultry to humans. Poultry science techniques and production methods from the time of domestication to the present. One field trip required. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE.

13. Birds, Humans and the Environment (3)

Lecture—2 hours; discussion—1 hour. Interrelationships of the worlds of birds and humans. Lectures, discussions, field trips and projects focus on ecology, avian evolution, physiology, reproduction, flight, behavior, folklore, identification, ecotoxicology and conservation. Current environmental issues are emphasized. Half-day field trip. GE credit: SciEng, Wrt | SE, SL.—F. (F.) King

14L. Management of Captive Birds (2)

Fieldwork—3 hours; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. One weekly discussion and field trip to study practical captive management (housing, feeding, equipment, marketing, diseases). Visit facilities rearing birds such as commercial parrots, hobbyist exotics, ostrich, raptors, waterfowl, game birds, poultry and pigeons. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

15L. Captive Raptor Management (2)

Laboratory—3 hours; independent study—3 hours; one field trip. Hands-on experience handling birds of prey. Students are taught all of the skills required to handle and care for raptors, including their husbandry, biology, habitat requirements, cage design, veterinary care, rehabilitation methods, research potential and long-term care requirements. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

16LA. Raptor Migration and Population Fluctuations (2)

Fieldwork—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Identify raptors: study of effects of weather, crops, agricultural practices on fluctuations in raptor species and numbers. Familiarize with literature; design a project; survey study sites; collect, computerize, analyze data, compare with previous years. Species, observations, emphasis different each quarter. One Saturday field trip. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

16LB. Raptor Migration and Population Fluctuations (2)

Fieldwork—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Identify raptors: study of effects of weather, crops, agricultural practices on fluctuations in raptor species and numbers. Familiarize with literature; design a project; survey study sites; collect, computerize, analyze data, compare with previous years. Species, observations, emphasis different each quarter. One Saturday field trip. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

16LC. Raptor Migration and Population Fluctuations (2)

Fieldwork—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Identify raptors: study of effects of weather, crops, agricultural practices on fluctuations in raptor species and numbers. Familiarize with literature; design a project; survey study sites; collect, computerize, analyze data, compare with previous years. Species, observations, emphasis different each quarter. One Saturday field trip. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

92. Internship in the Avian Sciences (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: sophomore standing preferred; consent of instructor. Internship on and off campus in poultry, game birds or exotic bird production, management and research; or in a business, industry, or agency concerned with these entities. Compliance with Internship Approval form essential. (P/NP grading only.)

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Upper Division

100. Avian Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A, 2B, Animal Science 2 preferred. Biology of domesticated poultry, specifically chickens and turkeys. Avian genetics, immunology, reproduction, growth and development, broiler and layer management. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—S. (S.) Zhou

103. Avian Development and Genomics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A, 2B. Unique features of avian development and genomics: Incubation; Staging; Egg Structure/Function; Fertilization; Pre-oviposital; Oviposition, Cold Torpor; Post-oviposital Development; Organogenesis, Growth; Sexual Differentiation; Extraembryonic Membranes; Mortality/Hatching; Genome Organization; Comparative Avian Genomics; Telomere Biology; Sex Chromosomes/Sex Determination; Advanced Technologies; Genome Manipulation; Mutations. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F. (F.) Delany

115. Raptor Biology (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A or the equivalent. Study of birds of prey: classification, distribution, habits and habitats, migration, unique anatomical and physiological adaptations, natural and captive breeding, health and diseases, environmental concerns, conservation, legal considerations, rehabilitation, and falconry. Includes two Saturday field trips. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—Su. (Su.) 

121. Avian Reproduction (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A, 2B. Breeding cycles and reproductive strategies, egg and sperm formation, incubation, sexual development, imprinting, hormonal control of reproductive behavior and song. Species coverage includes wild and companion birds. Course has a physiological orientation. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.

123. Management of Birds (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 2A, 2B. Captive propagation of birds, including reproduction, genetic management, health, feeding, artificial incubation, artificial insemination, and related legal aspects, including trade and smuggling. Emphasis on exotic species and the role of captive propagation in conservation. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, WE.

149. Egg Production Management (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: course 11 or consent of instructor. Management of commercial table egg flocks as related to environment, nutrition, disease control, economics, housing, equipment, egg processing and raising replacement pullets. One Saturday field trip required. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

150. Nutrition of Birds (1)

Lecture—1 hour. Prerequisite: Animal Biology 103 or Biological Sciences 103 (may be taken concurrently). Principles of nutrition specific to avian species, including feedstuffs, feed additives, nutrient metabolism, energy systems, and nutritional support of egg production and growth. Use of computers for feed formulation to support production. GE credit: QL, SciEng | SE.—Klasing

160. Designing and Performing Experiments in Avian Sciences (2)

Laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: course 100 or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 111 or consent of instructor. Experiments in current problems in avian biology. Introduction to experimental design. Students choose a project, design a protocol, perform an experiment and report their findings. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

170. Advanced Avian Biology (4)

Lecture/discussion—3 hours; project—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 100 or Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology 111. Ecology, behavior, functional morphology and life-history evolution of birds. Emphasis on the importance of body size as a principle determinant of most aspects of avian performance from lifespan to reproduction and species abundance. Analytical synthesis and critical thought emphasized. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

190. Seminar in Avian Sciences (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. May be repeated three times for credit. (P/NP grading only.)—S. (S.) Klasing

192. Internship in Avian Sciences (1-12)

Internship—3-36 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Internship on and off campus in poultry, game birds or exotic bird production, management and research; or in a business, industry, or agency concerned with these entities. Compliance with Internship Approval form essential. (P/NP grading only.)

195. Topics in Current Research (1-3)

Lecture/discussion—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Discussion of topics of current interest in avian sciences. May be repeated three times for credit.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

197T. Tutoring in Avian Sciences (1-3)

Tutorial—1-3 hours. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Tutoring of students in lower division avian sciences courses; weekly conference with instructors in charge of courses; written critiques of teaching procedures. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

Graduate

203. Advanced Avian Development and Genomics (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing; concurrent enrollment in course 103. In consultation with the instructor, students develop a lecture and associated instructional materials, i.e., lesson plan, including justification, reading and presentation and evaluation aids. The topic must complement a topic covered in Avian Sciences 103. Offered irregularly.—F. (F.) Delany

290. Seminar (1)

Seminar—1 hour. Reports and discussions of recent advances and selected topics of current interest in avian genetics, physiology, nutrition, and poultry technology.—F. (F.) Klasing

290C. Research Conference (1)

Discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Major professors lead research discussions with their graduate students. Research papers are reviewed and project proposals presented and evaluated. Format will combine seminar and discussion. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

297T. Supervised Teaching in Avian Sciences (1-4)

Tutoring—1-4 hours. Prerequisite: graduate standing and consent of instructor. Tutoring of students in lower, upper division, and graduate courses in Avian Sciences; weekly conference with instructor in charge of course; written critiques of teaching methods in lectures and laboratories. (S/U grading only.)—F, W, S. (F, W, S.) 

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

299. Research (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

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