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ANSC 301: Anatomy of Domestic Animals
3 Credit, Lecture Course with Lab

Sample Syllabus - Subject to Change by Instructor

Required Textbook:

Anatomy of Domestic Animals - Systemic and Regional Approach,
1 1th Edition, Pasquini, et al, 2007

Other Resources:
Prerequisites: ANSC 200 or Concurrent
Corequisites: ANSC 301L

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce the student to the normal structure of the animal body, including those of the horse, cow, sheep, goat, pig, dog, cat, bird, and fish.
  • The student should be able to identify, name, and locate anatomical structures of various species of animals.

Course Description:

This course is 3 credits, with 2 one hour lectures and 1 three hour laboratory period.


Exam I 12.5%   93.0-100 A
Exam II 12.5 %   90.0-92.9 A-
Exam III 12.5%   87.0-89.9 B+
Exam IV 12.5%   83.0-86.9 B
Final Exam 12.5%   80.0-82.9 B-
Lab 40.0%   77.0-79.9 C+
      73.0-76.9 C
      70.0-72.9 C-
      67.0-69.9 D+
      63.0-66.9 D
      60.0-62.9 D-
      Below 60 F

There will be four non-cumulative examinations based on lecture material during the semester and one final, non-cumulative, examination at the conclusion of the semester. Each exam will cover material presented in lecture, reading assignments, and material covered in laboratories. Each exam may consist of, but is not limited to, multiple choice, true or false, fill in the blank, mathcing, short answer, and essay questions.

If a student misses an examination during the semester, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor immediately. The student will be allowed to make up and examination only in the case that the absense was because of a medical emergency accompanied by a doctor's note. It is still the intsructor's discretion whether to allow the student to make up the examination or to assign a 0.00%. NO other absences from an examination will be allowed.


Attendance at lectures will be recorded, and excessive unexcused absenteeism will negatively affect your grade in this course as follows

absences =
1/2 letter grade reduction
absences =
1 letter grade reduction
absences =
1 1/2 letter grade reduction

You must contact the instructor before the start of class with a valid reason in order for the absence to be excused.

Required Equipment:

Laboratory coat, long pants, closed toed shoes, and eye protection are required for laboratories and lab exams.

Academic Dishonesty:

Academic Dishonesty is a violation of the Student Conduct Code. From the UH Student Conduct Code ( uct_code/table_of_contents.php): The term "cheating" includes, but is not limited to: (1) use of any unauthorized assistance in taking quizzes, tests, or examinations; (2) use of sources beyond those authorized by the instructor in writing papers, preparing reports, solving problems, or carrying out other assignments; (3) the acquisition, without permission, of tests or other academic material belonging to a member of the UH faculty, staff or student (4) engaging in any behavior specifically prohibited by a faculty member in the course syllabus or class discussion.
The term "plagiarism" includes, but is not limited to, the use, by paraphrase or direct quotation, of the published or unpublished work of another person without full and clear acknowledgement. It also includes the unacknowledged use of materials prepared by another person or agency engaged in the selling of term papers or other academic materials.
Sanctions can include the following:

  1. Written Reprimand
  2. Probation
  3. Loss of Priviledges
  4. Other Sanctions
  5. Suspension
  6. Dismissal
  7. Revocation of Admission and/or Degree
  8. Withholding Degree

Lecture Topics:

Anatomic descriptive/directional terms
The cell/tissues
The nervous system
The stuctures of the skull/spine
The structures of the forelimb
The structures of the hindlimb
The structures of the head
The cardiovascular system
The lymphatic system/spleen
Liver/gall bladder
The gastrointestinal system (monogastric and ruminant)
The endocrine system
The reproductive system
The urinary system
General avian and fish anatomy


Jenee S. Odani


Office Hours:

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