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ANSC 2340 - Structure of Farm Animals W (3-1) [0.50]

An introduction to the carcass structure of cattle, pigs, sheep and poultry. Animal growth and development are considered in relation to meat production. The course is for students intending to major in Animal Science and Animal Biology. (Also offered through Distance Education Format.)


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : July 7, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? No
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Ira Mandell

Comment :
None of the information presented is all that complicated, but there is a ton of it. Every lecture is basically non-stop physiology. Very interesting and often overwhelming. Worth taking although if it's not necessary for you to graduate it may just be an extra head-ache. Textbook is definitely not necessary.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : May 10, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : I.Mandell

Comment :
Notes are not organized and a lot of questions. The prof. talk too fast and hard to write down the anwers in the notes, some of the answers cannot be found in the textbook which is really bad. I don't enjoy the course at all.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : April 19, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Ira Mandell

Comment :
Great course but a lot of information. The material is not particularly difficult especially if you have a general knowledge of farm animals and/or basic anatomy and physiology it is just the vast amount of stuff to know. I took this in class and I felt going to class was necessary. Definitely not an easy elective. There is an online lab every week so you do not need to go to your registered lab section. Ira Mandell is a very good prof and is interested in answering questions but he does not tolerate stupidity or people talking in lecture.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 6, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Ira Mandel

Comment :
Definitely a great course! The concepts in this course are not what's hard about it - It's just the amount of information to learn. Goes into anatomy of farm animals (mainly pigs chicken and cows), physiology and the meat industry. I took it DE and it was ALOT to learn on your own. It was 5 quizzes (10% each) and a final. All the tests were really fair, but the quizzes were only open for 30 minutes so make sure you study! Prof. Mandel is awesome. He'll never hesitate to give you help. Definitely recommend this course if you like animals or want to be a vet. Really useful information but you need to put the time into learning it all! BUY THE TEXT BOOK!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : December 18, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

Comment :
took it online. SO much information to handle doing on your own. I know people who took it in class and said it was easier to manage. the final was hard in my opinion, since there was so many figures and part of bones that you had to memorize. Don't take it online if you're doing it as an easy elective. BUT with this said, it was information that was actually interesting, especially for all us people wanting to go to vet school.
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