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Animal Science II

This course includes more advanced scientific principles and communication skills and includes animal anatomy and physiology, animal management, animal science economics, decision making, global concerns in the industry, genetics, and breeding. English language arts, mathematics, and science are reinforced in this class. Work-based learning strategies appropriate for this course are apprenticeship, cooperative education, entrepreneurship, internship, mentorship, school-based enterprise, service learning, job shadowing, and supervised agricultural experience. FFA competitive events, community service, and leadership activities provide the opportunity to apply essential standards and workplace readiness skills through authentic experiences. The prerequisite course(s) for this course are, Animal Science I.

Each student should bring to class the following:
-Writing Utensil (pen or pencil)

Students will abide by the class rules at all times.
Listen and follow directions.
Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself.
Abstain from behavior that inhibits learning.
Remain in your seat.
Treat others with respect.
Bring materials to class.
Smile and have fun!

1st time: Warning
2nd time: Minute after class/consultation on behavior
3rd time: Call parents/consultation on student behavior
4th time: Office referral 

Course Outline:
Supervised Agricultural Experience Program
Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals
Managing Livestock & Poultry
Issues in Animal Science Production
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Animal Reproduction & Genetics
Principles of Animal Diseases
Principles of Livestock & Poultry Evaluation

Agricultural students are expected to join the FFA.  It is an intracurricular activity and will be an integral part of the class.  FFA dues are $13.

Agricultural students will be required to complete a Supervised Agricultural Experience project.

Grading Scale:
Six weeks grades will be calculated from tests, quizzes, class work, homework and writing assignments.
A 93-100
B 85-92
C 77-84
D 70-76
F 0-69
Final grade will be determined by 1st six weeks grade, 2nd six weeks grade, 3rd six weeks grade, final exam, FFA, and SAE.

How to Achieve Success:
In order to be successful in Animal Science II, students must be able to listen during class and follow the class rules.  In addition, students should complete and turn in all assignments.  Also, students need to review their notes and assignments before each test.  If a student has any questions or concerns, they should feel free to let me know.  I will be more than willing to help.

Pacing Guide and Course Content:

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