Mickey A. Latour,
Associate Professor of Physiology at Purdue University
B.S., Southeastern Louisiana University
M.S. and Ph.D., Mississippi State University
Post-doctoral training: Washington University School of Medicine
- This course is designed to provide an introduction to Animal Agriculture.
Emphasis will be placed upon key concepts of agricultural trends, nutrition,
digestion, reproduction, environment, behavior and terminology commonly
used in Animal Agriculture.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.
- Successful completion of this course, Animal Sciences 101, constitutes
3 credit hours from Purdue University.
Title: Animal Science
and Industry, 6th/edition by Dr. Merle Cunningham, Purdue University
and Dr. Duane Acker, Emeritus, Kansas State University
Copyright 2001, 746 pp.
Cloth Bound w/CD-ROM format
This book, may be available in your campus bookstore or link to
Prentice Hall (http://www.prenhall.com/mischtm/support_fr.html).
Scroll down to "Ordering Information".
Please see the useful
links section to download the appropriate software needed to view
contents within this course. You may need to restart your computer
after installing the software.
ANSC 101 follows the Purdue
University spring, summer and fall calendar. A student may complete
the course prior to the deadline. For those students taking the course
for University credit, failure to complete the course by the designated
date will result in an "I" (incomplete grade). Completion of a course
to remove an "I" grade follows the regulations of Purdue University.
Students taking the course
for continuing education but failing to complete the course by the course
deadline may receive some credit for completed work by submitting a
written request to the course instructor, Dr. Mickey A. Latour.
- ANSC 101 is a series of
modules to be completed by the student. Each module is on web pages
in WebCT format. Exercises are provided and electronically graded for
the student's review.
- In the section where the
student must provide arguments, the instructor will monitor the bulletin
board and provide tips. In addition to individual bulletins, there is
also a series of DISCUSSION EXERCISES posted in the form of questions
on the ANSC 101 bulletin Board. Students will be notified by e-mail
when questions are posted. Students are to contribute to each posted
question from the instructor (Dr. Latour) with speculation, comment
and facts. Students are also encouraged to respond to others' comments
or questions. The students level of discussion will be evaluated and
assigned points. In addition, the instructor will provide the student
with feedback on the answers. Once, the student has progressed through
five modules, an examination will be given. A sealed test will be sent
to an approved proctor for the exam and returned to the instructor for
grading. Individual grades will be sent directly to the student by the
- The course grades for those
taking the course for University Credit are based upon quizzes, tests,
and assignments: 90% = A; 80% = B; 70% = C; 60% = D and less than 60%
- Test 1 - 100 points (beginning
of the course and through Module 5, plus items taken from the discussion
board and/or text.)
- Test 2 - 100 points (Modules
6 - 10, plus items taken from the discussion board and/or text.).
- Test 3 - 100 points (Modules
11 - 15, plus items taken from the discussion board and/or text.).
- Final exam - 100 points
- Discussion Board Assignments
and writing assignments in modules 7 and 20 (100 points per Module).
For each of these 10 point assignments, you will be evaluated on writing
skills, creativity, reasoning skills, and participation.
Individuals taking the course
for Continuing Education Credit must achieve a 70% or better in the course
to receive credit.