ARNR - Animal & Range Natural Res

ARNR 505  Ruminant Microbiology: 2 Credits (2 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: BIOM 360, BIOM 405, or MB 505. (Sp) S odd years. Explores the taxonomic and morphological diversity of microbial taxa in the ruminant gut and their roles in animal health, nutrition, and productivity

ARNR 507  Research Methods: 1 Credits (1 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. (F, Sp) Application of scientific method and research techniques, including design of experiments and use of appropriate statistical procedures. Offered fall and spring
Repeatable up to 5 credits.

ARNR 508  Rangeland Ecological Theory and Application: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. () F odd years. In this course students will explore the scientific literature and ecological basis for rangeland management practices and will develop an ecological awareness to support critical evaluation of and solution building for ecological problems on arid and semi-arid landscapes

ARNR 513  Advanced Forage Production: 1 Credits (1 Lec)

() F odd years. This course is intended to provide graduate students with information pertaining to introduced forage species so that they will be able to effectively determine: what is included in forage quality and its impact on animal performance; determine the role that forages play in agriculture and animal production; evaluate the effects that management strategies and the environment can have on forage production; plan grazing and harvesting strategies based on producer needs and availability; be able to develop their own planning and management strategies based on cases provided.

ARNR 520  Nutrient Metabolism: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANSC 320, and either CHMY 123 or BCH 380 or consent of instructor. () S odd years. Energy and protein utilization, emphasis on how energy and protein requirements are determined. -

ARNR 521  Adv Ruminant Nutrition: 3 Credits (2 Lec, 2 Lab)

PREREQUISITE: ANSC 320 or consent of instructor. () F even years. Physiological and microbiology aspects of ruminant digestion and their influence on the metabolism of extraluminal tissues

ARNR 523  Adv Physiology of Reproduction: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing and ANSC 321 or equivalent course. () S odd years. In-depth study of reproductive processes in domestic mammals, with emphasis on the application of recent techniques in solving reproductive problems associated with infertility. Student should have prior understanding of the reproductive anatomy, physiology, and endocrinology of female and male domesticated mammals

ARNR 524  Adv Animal Breeding: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ANSC 322. () S even years. Quantitative and molecular genetics applied to the improvement of animals. Study of relationships among relatives, methods of estimating genetic parameters, application of crossbreeding systems and selection techniques, and the application of molecular biology to understand the basis of economically important traits in livestock. Offered spring, even years

ARNR 525  Muscle Growth & Biology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 AND BIOB 160. () Growth and development of muscle, muscle structure and how growth is controlled by hormones and DNA will be studied. The impact of growth manipulation on the final product, meat, will also be evaluated. Offered spring even years

ARNR 527  Livestock Mineral Nutrition: 1 Credits (1 Lec)

Lectures will include an overview of livestock mineral nutrition, discussion mineral feed tags and analyses reports, and in-depth discussion of the minerals commonly included in livestock mineral programs. Fall alternate years, to be offered odd years.

ARNR 541  Range Ecophysiology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: NRSM 240 or BIOE 370 or consent of instructor. Lectures and selected readings on the response of range plants and animals to daily and seasonal changes in their environment, including physiology, animal behavior, and plant population biology

ARNR 543  Riparian Process & Function: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: NRSM 455, BIOE 370 and ERTH 432R. This course involves an in depth investigation of the geomorphological physical and biological parameters unique to riparian areas of the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains. Emphasis will be placed on how these parameters interact to create the biotic communities associated with riparian areas

ARNR 544  Advanced Grazing Management and Ecology: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: NRSM 240 or NRSM 350 or NRSM 351 or BIOE 370. () Review of management principles for livestock grazing rangelands and their ecological relationships. Study design and scientific results will be examined to critically review information. Offered spring odd years

ARNR 555  Rangeland Wildlife Ecology & Management: 3 Credits (3 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate student standing. (F) Course explores the history, ecology, and management of wildlife populations occurring on rangelands. Emphasis will be placed on habitat and population management with primary consideration of management issues facing wildlife populations in the West. Offered fall, even years

ARNR 575  Prof Paper & Project: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing. A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major adviser and graduate committee
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ARNR 589  Graduate Consultation: 3 Credits (3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing and approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. This course may be used only by students who have completed all of their course work (and thesis, if on a thesis plan) but who need additional faculty or staff time or help
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

ARNR 590  Master's Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1-10 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Master's standing
Repeatable up to 99 credits.

ARNR 591  Special Topics: 1-4 Credits (1-4 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering. Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number
Repeatable up to 12 credits.

ARNR 592  Independent Study: 1-3 Credits (1-3 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies. Directed research and study on an individual basis
Repeatable up to 6 credits.

ARNR 594  Research Seminar: 1 Credits (1 Lec)

PREREQUISITE: ARNR 507. Graduate students will meet weekly to discuss and critique papers for up-coming departmental seminar speakers. Students will also participate in seminars, and present their research both in an oral and written format
Repeatable up to 3 credits.

ARNR 690  Doctoral Thesis: 1-10 Credits (1-10 Other)

PREREQUISITE: Doctoral standing
Repeatable up to 99 credits.