Courses Taught

ABG250 Mathematical Modeling in Biological Systems (4)

Lecture/discussion – 4 hours. Prerequisite: (1) Calculus including differential equations. A full year of calculus is recommended but one semester or two quarters will be sufficient. (2) PLS 120, STA 100 or equivalent. Biochemistry recommended.

Principles of mathematical modeling. All aspects of model development are taught with weekly assignments to reinforce the lessons. four basic types of modeling – mechanistic (compartment analysis, tracers), growth functions, linear programming, and meta-analysis are taught. Also covers model evaluation and sensitivity analysis. The course is also offered online worldwide.

ANS 112 Sustainable Animal Agriculture (3)

Lecture/discussion – 4 hours. Prerequisite: ANS 1 or Biology 2A and 2B. A statistics background such as PLS 120, STA 100 or equivalent recommended.

Application of sustainable animal agriculture. Gives insight to challenges of animal production in supplying mankind with the necessary animal protein efficiently but respecting the animals’ needs, their wellbeing, and protection of the environment and the resources for future food supply systems. Use models to evaluate various scenarios in meeting sustainability objectives. GE credit: Science, Social Science, Writing.

ANS 148 Enterprise Analysis in the Animal Industries (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: ANS 141, 145 or 147 or consent of instructor

Examination and application of decision making and problem solving in the production enterprise. The areas covered include SWOT analysis, problem solving, risk analysis and cost-benefit analysis

GE credit: Social Science, Writing.