The Book Harmon Leadership Program strongly encourages students to enter the leadership course continuum series (ANSC 181-481) to further build their leadership skills. The series focuses on personal, interpersonal, team, community and organizational leadership, as well as professional development.
ANSC 18100 Orientation to Animal Sciences
Sem. 2. Class 2, Cr. 1.
Introduction to the faculty, programs, opportunities, career preparation, and personal development requirements needed to succeed in a career in the animal industries. Course meets during weeks 1-8. Class trip is optional. Students pay lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Professor Russell and Mr. Delks.
ANSC 28100 Career Planning in Animal Sciences
Sem. 2. Class 1, Cr. 1.
A seminar course designed to inform students of the career opportunities in animal industries, develop their interviewing and other interpersonal skills, and begin to plan the course of study, work experiences, and marketing methods needed to obtain a successful internship and employment. Mr. Delks.
ANSC 38100 Leadership for a Diverse Workplace
Sem. 2. Class 3, Cr. 3. Prerequisite: AGR 20100 or a course on the College of Agriculture Multicultural Awareness list. Junior or senior classification in animal agribusiness or animal production or animal products or animal sciences major.
An interactive small group discussion class covering effective interpersonal and group skills needed to enhance career satisfaction in a diverse workplace including building networks within industry, cross-cultural communication and gaining experiences in group problem-solving and decision making. This course may be used as an additional written communication elective in all plans of study in Animal Sciences. Professor Russell.
ANSC 48100 Contemporary Issues in Animal Sciences
Sem. 1. Class 1, Cr. 1. Junior or senior classification.
Industry-led and student-led discussions and debate of current issues facing animal industries. Topics include environmental impact, food safety, animal care and well-being, ethics, use of biotechnology, world food supply, and international agricultural trade. Industry representatives will share their experiences of the importance of good communication skills as well as technical knowledge of issues that are of concern to animal industries. Students will share their experiences with each other from course work, internships, research problems, study abroad and club activities as they address contemporary issues facing animal industries. Professor Mathew and Mr. Delks.
ANSC 39300 Animal Industry Travel Course
Sem. 2. SS. Class 0-1, Lab. 2, Cr. 1-2.
A classroom and travel course designed to expose students to animal production operations, agribusinesses, industry leaders, and their philosophies throughout various geographical areas of the United States. Travel is conducted during spring break and includes visits to animal production farms, universities, and agribusinesses. Consent of instructor required. May be repeated for a maximum of three credits; limited to two credits toward Animal Sciences electives; offered in odd numbered years. Additional fee required. Professor Russell.