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ANSC 398 Sections

Section A: Undergraduate Research Project

Research experience should be tailored to your interests and will be advised by the faculty instructor you choose to work with. Assisted by graduate students, postdocs, staff or faculty members, you will carry out research in an area of animal science and document your research. A research poster or presentation is the most likely work product from this type of experience but it is not required.

Section B: Honors Undergraduate Research Project (required for James Scholars)

Research experience should be tailored to your interests and will be advised by the faculty instructor you choose to work with. Assisted by graduate students, postdocs, staff, or faculty members, you will carry out research in an area of animal science and document your research. The poster or other publication required for the James Scholar program will be the work product in this section.

Section C: Evaluation Team Experience

Students participating on departmental evaluation teams (dairy, poultry, horse, meats, meat animal, or livestock) may choose to enroll in ANSC 398 for one credit hour during the semester of their participation with the team. You will document your learning through this experience by producing a work product.

This section can only be taken for graded credit and not for S/U credit as you will already receive course credit for your evaluation team experience.

Section D: Domestic or International Travel Experience

Travel experiences may include semesters abroad, short trips in the summer or during the semester, or work experience abroad.

Section E: Off-campus Internship

Internships which take place with private companies or non-profit organizations during the summer can be used for experiential learning credit. You should work with a faculty instructor and the supervisor of their internship to determine the learning goals of the internship and the types of appropriate documentation.

Section F: On-campus Internship

Unpaid or paid employment on campus may sometimes be used for experiential learning credit. You need to identify skills or experiences you plan to attain, and propose a plan for documenting this attainment.

Section G: Champaign County Humane Society (CCHS) Internship

This section pertains specifically to internships at CCHS in the following areas:

  • animal behavior
  • adoptions
  • animal care
  • the medical lab
  • volunteer coordination
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Section H: Veterinary Assistant Internship

At times, internships with veterinarians may be applicable to experiential learning; however, not all situations of job shadowing will reach the threshold for inclusion in experiential learning. You should work with a faculty instructor and the veterinarian supervising the internship to identify the internship's learning goals and the types of appropriate documentation.

Section I: Experiential Learning (Other)

The nature of the experiential learning can be determined by the student. If an experience that does not fall into one of the above categories, it can be proposed through a planning form or Memorandum of Agreement. A faculty instructor can help you design this experience, oversee its completion, and help determine an appropriate work product.

Section J: Experiential Learning (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Credit)

This section is reserved for students who would like to complete an experiential learning activity, but do not wish to earn graded credit. Your faculty instructor can determine whether satisfactory/unsatisfactory credit is an option for your activity.

Section K: Study Abroad South Africa Summer Trip

Participate in a summer trip to South Africa. You can view the Study Abroad listing, and if you have any additional questions, please contact Dr. Al Roca.

Section L: Companion Animal Spring Trip

For more information, contact Sarah Albert.

Section M: Dairy Challenge

For more information, contact Dr. Phil Cardoso.

Section N: Dairy Management Spring Trip

For more information, contact Gene McCoy.