University General Course Catalog 2021-2022 
    Jun 25, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2021-2022
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VM 200 - Companion & Service Animal Science: Care & Management

(3 units)
Interdisciplinary survey of biological processes and ethical considerations governing care and management of companion/service animals. Four laboratory experiences required. (Implemented Spring 2009)

Prerequisite(s): Completion of Core Curriculum Mathematics Requirement or ACT 27 or SAT 610 or pre/corequisite MATH 126  or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. describe an array of interrelated biological factors and processes, and ethical considerations that govern care and management of companion and service animals.
2. describe local, national and international animal issues that impact both companion and therapy animals and their uses in today’s society.
3. describe practical activities and methodologies that are frequently used by veterinarians and other animal care professionals.
4. describe past research accomplishments, current research efforts, and future research needs in animal care issues.
5. apply analytical thinking skills through the appropriate use of scientific data to develop an awareness of issues relevant to animal care.

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