This course is designed to acquaint new students with the course delivery systems, policies and procedures of the college. The course will be delivered via asynchronous discussion and PowerPoint presentations. This is an online and Virtual Meeting course.
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The course focuses on modifying undesirable behavior in the domesticated dog through the application of learning principles and ethology. The behavioral characteristics of Canis familiaris is covered, with an emphasis of species-specific communication and social organization. An in-depth analysis of dysfunctional behaviors and the intervention protocols are explored. The student will learn how create assessment forms, take a behavioral history from the human family, and use methodical observations in order to formulate a clear and concise behavioral assessment of the problem. Using this assessment, the student will then develop an intervention plan, advise the human family members of how to implement the plan, and prepare a report for the family veterinarian.

Pre-requisites:  ANSC 3001 and ANSC 3003

This course serves as an examination of basic scientific assumptions as they apply to the practice of applied behavior analysis with animals. Focusing on applied use of theory, this course will explore the theoretical framework of animal learning. Students will be report on peer reviewed research in specific areas of learning theory. It is expected that students will come into the course with an undergraduate level learning course. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: None

This course offers an introduction to, and instruction in, the fundamentals of nutrition, feeding management through life's stages, feeding problems, and dietary management of nutritionally responsive diseases as it pertains to the health and well-being of companion animals. Terminology will be emphasized to provide students with the basics needed to begin to understand animal food labeling. Current research is reviewed and balanced discussions of controversial issues of dietary management are presented. This is an online course.

This course sequence affords Master’s degree students the opportunity to integrate their program of study into an in-depth exploration of an interest area that includes the completion of an original research study. Students complete the Master’s thesis independently, with the guidance of a thesis supervisory committee chairperson and committee members. Students will complete a prospectus, proposal, institutional review board (IRB) application, thesis paper, and oral defense. Submission and defense of the thesis represents the completion of the final requirement for the degree being sought. Registering for three semesters in the course sequence for a total of nine credits is required. All graduate level theses must be defended. A thesis defense, also known as an oral defense, is completed via a recorded teleconference with the student’s thesis committee members (examinee and the examiners) and is a type of final examination for a master’s candidate. Grading for the thesis sequence is as follows: 1) Accepted / pass with no corrections. 2) Must be revised, 3) Must be revised extensively and undergo the evaluation and defense process again from the beginning with the same examiners, 4) Unacceptable - the thesis is unacceptable and the candidate must withdraw from the program. This verdict is given only when the thesis requires major revisions and when the thesis defense makes it clear that the candidate is incapable of making such major revisions. Students will follow a thesis timeline contained in the school’s Thesis Manual, will report progress, and communicate with the thesis chairperson and other students in an online classroom on a weekly basis. This is an online course and a research project.

Prerequisites:
Completion of all required coursework unless waived by the department chairperson.

This course sequence affords Master’s degree students the opportunity to integrate their program of study into an in-depth exploration of an interest area that includes the completion of an original research study. Students complete the Master’s thesis independently, with the guidance of a thesis supervisory committee chairperson and committee members. Students will complete a prospectus, proposal, institutional review board (IRB) application, thesis paper, and oral defense. Submission and defense of the thesis represents the completion of the final requirement for the degree being sought. Registering for three semesters in the course sequence for a total of nine credits is required. All graduate level theses must be defended. A thesis defense, also known as an oral defense, is completed via a recorded teleconference with the student’s thesis committee members (examinee and the examiners) and is a type of final examination for a master’s candidate. Grading for the thesis sequence is as follows: 1) Accepted / pass with no corrections. 2) Must be revised, 3) Must be revised extensively and undergo the evaluation and defense process again from the beginning with the same examiners, 4) Unacceptable - the thesis is unacceptable and the candidate must withdraw from the program. This verdict is given only when the thesis requires major revisions and when the thesis defense makes it clear that the candidate is incapable of making such major revisions. Students will follow a thesis timeline contained in the school’s Thesis Manual, will report progress, and communicate with the thesis chairperson and other students in an online classroom on a weekly basis. This is an online course and a research project.

Prerequisites:
Completion of all required coursework unless waived by the department chairperson.