Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Dec 05, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ANSC 4500 - Lab Animal Reproduction

Fall. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: ANSC 2400 .

J. Allen

This course provides an in-depth study of the reproductive anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of laboratory and companion animals. Species studied will include the cat, dog, rat, rabbit, chicken, Xenopus, zebrafish, and fruit fly, and students will make comparisons among species. We will examine the application of reproductive technologies to related wildlife species and the use of animal models for understanding reproductive function and dysfunction. The class period will be divided into a 1 hour lecture followed by 1 hour of discussions, group projects, and/or laboratory exercises. Close readings of scientific papers will be emphasized. In addition, students will be exposed to current research performed by CU faculty.  

Outcome 1: Students will be able to describe the reproductive anatomy and physiology in mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, and insects using laboratory and companion animals as models.

Outcome 2: Students will be able to compare and contrast reproductive anatomy and physiology among species studied.

Outcome 3: Students will be able to evaluate contemporary scientific literature about reproductive biology.

Outcome 4: Students will be able to integrate data into a review of the scientific literature.

Outcome 5: Students will be able to create experiments with fruit flies to answer questions in reproductive biology.

Outcome 6: Students will be able to collaborate and lead group discussions on current research in reproductive biology.

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